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Environmental Policymaking
Assessing the Use of Alternative Policy Instruments
Environmental Policymaking
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Michael T. Hatch - Editor
Price: $85.00 
Hardcover - 276 pages
Release Date: March 2005
ISBN10: 0-7914-6347-8
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6347-5

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Paperback - 276 pages
Release Date: January 2006
ISBN10: 0-7914-6348-6
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6348-2

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Case studies that assess the value of new approaches to environmental policymaking in the United States and abroad.

The methods employed in the pursuit of environmental protection are often highly contested, leading to alternative policy approaches. This book details the frequently neglected topic of these alternative approaches to environmental policymaking through case studies drawn primarily from the United States, Germany, and Japan. Among the policy instruments analyzed are eco-audits, voluntary agreements, tradable permits, green taxes, environmental impact assessments, and command and control regulations. Also examined are international regulatory arrangements to encourage sustainable forestry management practices. Various evaluative criteria are applied to each case study, including environmental effectiveness, economic and political efficiency, administrative efficacy, and technological innovation.

“…the book is a very useful contribution to the literature on environmental policy, and a valuable collection of case studies that will be of interest to policymakers and teachers of political science and economic courses on environmental issues.” — Perspectives on Politics

"The cases are well chosen and represent a good sample of the new policy instruments. This book is on the cutting edge of environmental policy research." — Norman J. Vig, coeditor of Parliaments and Technology: The Development of Technology Assessment in Europe

Contributors include Gary Bryner, Daniel H. Cole, Peter Z. Grossman, Michael T. Hatch, Michael Kohlhaas, Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Bettina Meyer, Edda Müller, Andreas Oberheitmann, Walter A. Rosenbaum, Miranda A. Schreurs, and Eric Welch.

Michael T. Hatch is Professor of Political Science at the University of the Pacific and the author of Politics and Nuclear Power: Energy Policy in Western Europe.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

1. Assessing Environmental Policy Instruments: An Introduction
Michael T. Hatch

2. Environmental Labeling, Innovation and the Toolbox of Environmental Policy: Lessons Learned from the German Blue Angel Program
Edda Muller

3. Global Civil Society and Global Environmental Protection: Private Initiatives and Public Goods
Ronnie D. Lipschutz

4. The Role of ISO 14000 and the Greening of Japanese Industry
Eric Welch and Miranda A. Schreurs

5. Voluntary Agreements: Cornerstone or Fig-Leaf in German Climate Change Policy?
Michael T. Hatch

6. Ecological Tax Reform in Germany: Economic and Political Analysis of an Evolving Policy
Michael Kohlhaas and Bettina Meyer

7. Assessing the Flexible Mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol: Implications of Joint Implementation and the Clean Development Mechanism for National Policy Instruments
Andreas Oberheitmann

8. The Costs and Benefits of Emissions Trading
Gary C. Bryner

9. Environmental Impact Statements: Gift Box or Black Box?
Walter A. Rosenbaum

10. Institutional and Technological Constraints on Environmental Instrument Choice: A Case Study of the U.S. Clean Air Act
Daniel H. Cole and Peter Z. Grossman

11. Conclusion
Michael T. Hatch

Contributors

Index



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