Environmental policy is often practiced reactively with each crisis addressed as an isolated event. Focusing on development of proactive policies, Global Environment Policy: Concepts, Principles, and Practice provides the essential scientific and socioeconomic framework for formulating pragmatic and comprehensive environmental policies. It discusses topics of interest to American and international audiences.
Beginning with basic concepts, the book proceeds successively on to more advanced principles, theories, and practices for developing and implementing comprehensive environmental policy solutions. Topics are introduced in a logical, yet connected, user-friendly manner. Using practical case studies and examples, the book illustrates both the power and limitations of theoretical approaches. It defines the scope and nature of the environmental policy problem, outlining its origins and evolution, and introduces the policy frameworks of the United Nations, European Union, and the United States.
Each chapter begins with a case study and ends with a problem set; the questions are designed to elicit practical and critical thinking. The book ends with two capstone problems that exemplify nearly every major topic and aspect presented in this book. Upon completion, students should possess the competency required to examine a real world problem, evaluate it in terms of the concepts, principles, and tools described throughout the book, and develop a practical policy solution for resolving that problem.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 460
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 28 mm
"... a fine reference work and a good read for anyone concerned about protection and management of, or just living in, the environment. ... [a book] which I know I will turn to often for information and inspiration, and I am happy to recommend it to anyone in environmental practice, policy making, or coursework design in this field."
-Environmental Practice, Volume 15, March 2013, pp 90-90
"[the authors] offer the reader a balanced skill-set, including concepts, principles, and practices for developing and implementing more effective and proactive environmental policy responses to the Earth's burgeoning environmental problems ... introduces the reader, in a concrete yet instructive way, to the major ethical, philosophical and economic principle theories underlying the current environmental debate."
-Patricia Romero Lankao Ph.D., Deputy Director at the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder CO. Previously Tenured Professor in Mexico-City, Mexico
"... Eccleston and March bring a reasoned perspective to the world's most prominent environmental issues ... [the book] celebrates how far we have come in our relationship with the natural world while at the same time bringing forth the immediacy of our global circumstances."
-Ron Deverman, President, National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP)
"... Anyone who needs to hit the ground running in the practice of environmental policy needs to read this book"
-Tim Cohen, is a "Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff," U.S. Sandia National Laboratories
"... offer readers a balanced skill set of concepts, principles, and "tools" for developing and implementing environmental policy solutions before they fester into full-blown crises."
-NAEP National E-News March-April 2012
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