Handbook of Global Environmental Policy and Administration

Dennis Soden, Brent R. Steel

July 16, 1999 by Routledge
Textbook - 840 Pages
ISBN 9780824719890 - CAT# DK2513
Series: Public Administration and Public Policy


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  • Demonstrates a variety of approaches and methodologies used in decision and policy making, including GIS, the legal-institutional analysis model, and public opinion polling
  • Compares international efforts, including the United Nations Law of the Sea, Agenda 21, and municipal efforts in border regions
  • Examines problems of administration and policy making shared by developing and developed nations
  • Covers approaches such as survey research, ecosystem management, market-based incentives versus regulation, and collaborative policy and dispute resolution
  • Explores environmental policy in advanced industrial countries where the consumption rate of natural resources is very high
  • Reveals the complexities and political problems associated with transboundary environmental policy issues
  • Offers insight into transnational issues destined to dominate environmental policy and administration in the future
  • Summary

    Presenting case studies involving Rwanda, Nepal, Australia, Japan, and Mexico, including "real-time" policy and administrative questions, this versatile reference/text provides a wide perspective on national and international environmental problems and policies, featuring discussions with a regional emphasis as well as global significance. Pooling the work of over 60 international contributors in disciplines ranging from anthropology to political science, the Handbook of Global Environmental Policy and Administration illustrates how environmental concerns are incorporated into administrative functions and policy processes.


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