Environmental Politics and Policy, 1960s-1990s / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Penn State University Press
This volume of original essays tells the story of how the agenda of the environmental movement in America has changed from the time Rachel Carson sounded her famous clarion call in the early 1960s up to our current era when the "globalization" of environmental issues has affected both the severity of the problems we all face and the political difficulty of dealing with them. Besides the editor, whose Introduction and Epilogue frame the book, the contributors include well-known journalist Roy Beck, activist/civil servant Leon Kolankiewicz, environmental scholar Michael E. Kraft, historian Martin V. Melosi, and political scientist David Vogel.This volume was originally published as a special issue of The Journal of Policy History.
About the Author
Otis L. Graham, Jr., is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, author of many books on the environment, public policy, and American history, and editor of The Public Historian.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: A Long Way from Earth Day||1|
|U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics: From the 1960s to the 1990s||17|
|Environmental Justice, Political Agenda Setting, and the Myths of History||43|
|The Environment and International Trade||72|
|The Environment as a National Security Issue||101|
|The Environmental Movement's Retreat from Advocating U.S. Population Stabilization (1970-1998): A First Draft of History||123|
|Epilogue: A Look Ahead||157|