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TitleAuthorDescription
Acid Rain ControversyJames RegensA comprehensive overview of acid rain-its causes, remedies, and the dynamics involved in environmental policymaking to combat it.

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Bureaucrats, Politics, and the EnvironmentRichard WatermanAn informative case study of how bureaucrats establish and enforce policy and law. By focusing on personnel from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New Mexico Environment Department Bureaucrats, Politics, and the Environment puts a face on bureaucracy and provides an explanation for its actions.

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Clean AirCharles JonesJones analyzes the development of pollution control policy beyond capability. He describes normal policy development as the gradual temporization of proposals, but that air pollution control deviated from the norm because of widespread public demand in the late 1960s for unrealistic controls.

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Enigma of AutomobilitySudhir Chella RajanA fascinating investigation into air pollution policy as one focused on pollution control devices in automobiles and the responsibility of individual citizens, rather than on democratic reform to change transportation technology altogether.

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Licensed to Kill?Joan AronExamines the nuclear power plant constructed at Shoreham, New York, and the accumulated miscalculation and mishaps that eventually forced its deconstruction. An intricate study of the groups, policies and regulatory issues involved in a historic legal battle.

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Listening to the SeaRobert WilderThrough a rigorous integration of policy and science, Robert Wilder suggests a much-improved second-generation governance of the oceans and coasts and proposes new ideas for resolving the environmental policy stalemate found within the U.S. government.

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Pesticides and PoliticsChristopher BossoWinner of the 1988 Policy Studies Organization Book Award, Pesticides and Politics traces the long battle over control of pesticides through an analytical framework that is at the same time historical, comparative, and theoretical. Christopher J. Bosso’s account analyzes the responses to this complex problem by commercial interests, government, the media, and the public, and shows how the issue evolved over forty years of technological and political change.

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Politics of GarbageLarry LutonLuton uses the case study of Spokane WA to analyze the public administration and socio-political context of solid waste policy making. Luton’s thorough exploration of Spokane’s experience as opens a window onto contemporary issues of solid waste management as well as the complex social and political environment in which public administrators must operate. His integration of systems theory in the analysis adds to the book’s value as a teaching tool for courses on policy making, urban planning, public administration, and the environment.

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Site UnseenGerald JacobJacob describes the history of U.S. public policy regarding nuclear waste that culminated in the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy act and its aftermath.

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