Synopses & Reviews
See how environmental policy is shaped with ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS: DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL DIMENSIONS! Easy-to-read and concise, this political science text shows you how environmental problems are identified and how solutions are formulated and implemented. With objective and clear explanations of controversies, you will gain an understanding of how politics affects policymaking and how that affects progress toward solving environmental problems. Coverage of events such as the tsunami in Indonesia, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the 2004 presidential campaign give you insight into the environmental policy behind recent events.
"Vaughn's text is balanced and unbiased. Both conservative and liberal perspectives are considered fairly. Since I have a mix of ideologies among the students in my class, having balanced textbooks promotes more reasonable, balanced debates and discussions."
"This is a well thought out text that combines the significant theories in political science and policy studies with a solid, well-grounded coverage of the environmental policy domain. Professor Vaughn's text serves to highlight both the theories students need to understand the policy process generally as well as the environmental policy domain more specifically."
This comprehensive and balanced book explores the history, organizations, interest groups, and processes that shape domestic and global environmental politics.
About the Author
Jacqueline Vaughn is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Northern Arizona University, where she specializes in public policy and administration. Professor Vaughn holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also attended the Graduate School of Public Policy. She taught previously at the University of Redlands and at Southern Oregon University, where she served as chair of the department. Dr. Vaughn has a broad spectrum of nonacademic experience in both the public and private sectors, and as a consultant in political campaigns in several states. Her environmental background stems from her work with the South Coast Air Quality Management District in southern California, and as a policy analyst for Southern California Edison. Other books published include: ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK; GREEN BACKLASH: THE HISTORY AND POLITICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL OPPOSITION IN THE UNITED STATES; and GEORGE W. BUSH'S HEALTHY FORESTS: REFRAMING THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEBATE. Her current research focuses on governmental responses to wildfires and on conflicts in natural resource policy. Dr. Vaughn has also written DISABLED RIGHTS: AMERICAN DISABILITY POLICY AND THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY, and has served as an expert witness on the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her current research, conducted in association with the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, focuses on the use of administrative appeals and litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act, forestry policy, and the United States Forest Service.
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"A good introduction to political theory surrounding environmental policy development and an exceptional, very comprehensive historical review of the field of environmental policy. Few, if any, texts can match the breadth of the review topically and across both the domestic and global policy realms." -- Len Broberg, Professor Environmental Studies Program, University of Montana"Vaughn has produced a fascinating and insightful reader that has emerged as one of the leading undergraduate texts on environmental politics for years to come. Given that it is now in its sixth edition speaks volumes. It cleverly bridges the abstract with the concrete and the local with global. I highly recommend it." -- Kristian P. Alexander, University of Utah