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Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability


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Climate change, loss of habitat and biodiversity, water security, and the effects of new technologies are placing pressure at all levels of government for effective policy responses. Old policy solutions and the administrative processes associated with them are sometimes inadequate and even counterproductive for effectively addressing these sustainability issues. The challenge for societies worldwide often is how best to harness in the public interest the dynamism of markets, the passion and commitment of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, and the public interest-oriented expertise of career civil servants at all levels of government. Routledge Studies on Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability will focus on core public administration questions as they relate to the topics of environmental, energy, and natural resources policies, and which together comprise the field of environmental sustainability.

The objective is to provide a forum for addressing the range of issues of concern in the field of public administration as they bear on environmental sustainability, as well as to alert policy makers to the managerial implications of the policy choices they make. Proposals are welcome which focus on the policy and management challenges, choices, and opportunities that environmental sustainability poses for public management, especially as these relate to the managerial, political, legal, and market-related dimensions of effective public administration.

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Understanding Trust in Government Environmental Sustainability, Fracking, and Public Opinion in American Politics

Understanding Trust in Government: Environmental Sustainability, Fracking, and Public Opinion in American Politics

1st Edition

By Scott E. Robinson, James W. Stoutenborough, Arnold Vedlitz
May 03, 2017

Growing disenfranchisement with political institutions and policy processes has generated interest in trust in government. For the most part, research has focused on trust in government as a general attitude covering all political institutions. In this book, Scott E. Robinson, James W. ...

Rethinking Environmental Justice in Sustainable Cities Insights from Agent-Based Modeling

Rethinking Environmental Justice in Sustainable Cities: Insights from Agent-Based Modeling

1st Edition

By Heather E. Campbell, Yushim Kim, Adam M. Eckerd
March 10, 2017

As the study of environmental policy and justice becomes increasingly significant in today’s global climate, standard statistical approaches to gathering data have become less helpful at generating new insights and possibilities. None of the conventional frameworks easily allow for the empirical ...

Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore

Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities: Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore

1st Edition

By Eric S. Zeemering
December 18, 2015

Baltimore, like many other cities around the globe, is redesigning local government policy and programs in order to become a more sustainable city. Sustainability, as a concept guiding public action, encourages city officials to integrate policy and programs addressing the economic, environmental, ...

Presidential Administration and the Environment Executive Leadership in the Age of Gridlock

Presidential Administration and the Environment: Executive Leadership in the Age of Gridlock

1st Edition

By David M. Shafie
October 06, 2015

After sweeping environmental legislation passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s ushered in an era when new legislation and reforms to existing laws were consistently caught up in a gridlock. In response, environmental groups became more specialized and professional, learning how to effect policy ...

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