The second edition of Environmental Politics: Stakeholders, Interests, and Policymaking shows students that environmental politics is fundamentally a clash of competing stakeholders’ interests, and environmental policy the result of their reconciliation. But developments in environmental policymaking over the past several years have been little short of earthshaking. The text not only marks changes in the formal lawmaking process itself, but covers recent elements reshaping environmental politics, such as:
the increasing role of both the media and the judiciary
Written by an expert with more than 25 years of "smoke-filled room" experience in environmental policymaking, Environmental Politics: Stakeholders, Interests, and Policymaking gives students an insider's view of how policies are forged. By examining current environmental issues through a stakeholder lens, this book not only provides a unique perspective into how policies are adopted, but also illuminates the transformative power of global warming as a political force.
"The overall approach, quality, and effectiveness of this text are excellent. Miller writes from a 'behind the scenes' perspective, which students will appreciate, and he is well attuned to what is accessible and understandable to undergraduates."
--Robert V. Bartlett, University of Vermont
"Miller’s new edition of Environmental Politics offers a timely and fresh look at the making of environmental policy in the United States. All the basics are here—key stakeholders and agencies, detailed case studies, and descriptions of the pressures on the EPA, news media, scientists, and policy-makers. The second edition also brings new strengths: thoughtful dissection of ground-breaking federal court decisions on global warming, the ‘greening’ of businesses, and the controversy over government attempts to influence the work of climate scientists."
--Dr. Robert Cox, Professor of Communication Studies and the Ecology Curriculum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1. The Evolving Landscape of Environmental Politics 2. Legislation: Leveling the Playing Field and Leveraging the Process 3. Environmental Regulation and the Evolution and Capture of the EPA 4. The Burgeoning Role of State and Local Governments 5. The Growing Sophistication of Environmental Advocacy 6. The Greening of Business 7. Re-emerging Activists 8. Uncertain Science – Uncertain Politics 9. The Media Business 10. Federal Courts: A New Posture Conclusion. A New Environmentalist Landscape