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The original edition of this seminal book, published in 1991, introduced the concept of using markets and property rights to protect and improve environmental quality. Since publication, the ideas in this book have been adopted not only by conservative circles but by a wide range of environmental groups. To mention a few examples, Defenders of Wildlife applies the tenets of free market environmentalism to its wolf compensation program; World Wildlife Federation has successfully launched the CAMPFIRE program in southern Africa to reward native villagers who conserve elephants; and the Oregon Water Trust uses water markets to purchase or lease water for salmon and steelhead habitats. This revised edition updates the successful applications of free market environmentalism and adds two new chapters.

Synopsis:

The original edition of this seminal book, published in 1991, introduced the concept of using markets and property rights to protect and improve environmental quality. Since publication, the ideas in this book have been adopted not only by conservative circles but by a wide range of environmental groups. To mention a few examples, Defenders of Wildlife applies the tenets of free market environmentalism to its wolf compensation program; World Wildlife Federation has successfully launched the CAMPFIRE program in southern Africa to reward native villagers who conserve elephants; and the Oregon Water Trust uses water markets to purchase or lease water for salmon and steelhead habitats. This revised edition updates the successful applications of free market environmentalism and adds two new chapters.

About the Author

Terry L. Anderson is Executive Director of the Political Economy Research Center (PERC), in Bozeman, Montana and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Donald R. Leal is a Senior Associate at PERC, editor or author of three books, and contributing author to six books that cover various aspects of environmental policy.

Table of Contents

Visions of the Environment * Rethinking the Way We Think * From Free Grass to Fences * From Barbed Wire to Red Tape * Bureaucracy vs. Environmentalism * Inside Our Outdoor Policy * Harmonizing Ecology and Energy * Priming the Invisible Pump * Homesteading the Oceans * Marketing Garbage * The Global Commons Debate * Calling on Communities * Purity vs. Pragmatism

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312235031
Author:
Anderson, Terry L.
Author:
Leal, Donald R.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Free Enterprise
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Environmental policy -- United States.
Subject:
Natural resources -- United States.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Number:
Revised Edition
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Series Volume:
105-846
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.571 in

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The original edition of this seminal book, published in 1991, introduced the concept of using markets and property rights to protect and improve environmental quality. Since publication, the ideas in this book have been adopted not only by conservative circles but by a wide range of environmental groups. To mention a few examples, Defenders of Wildlife applies the tenets of free market environmentalism to its wolf compensation program; World Wildlife Federation has successfully launched the CAMPFIRE program in southern Africa to reward native villagers who conserve elephants; and the Oregon Water Trust uses water markets to purchase or lease water for salmon and steelhead habitats. This revised edition updates the successful applications of free market environmentalism and adds two new chapters.

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