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Session 2

Making Environmental Policy: The Process

Class Topics: 

  • The White House on Greenhouse

  • The Policy Cycle

  • Constitutional Constraints

  • Incrementalism

  • Interest Group Politics

  • Environmentalism and its Critics

  • The Public and Environmentalism

  • Science in Policymaking

Readings:     

Chapter 2, Environmental Politics and Policy

Assignment:   

The author raises some very serious questions about the future of environmentalism as a force in the policy process and points out a number of factors that temper the desire of environmentalists to radically change public policy. You need to be familiar with these perspectives and prepared to argue why environmentalism has either gone too far or not far enough. Likewise you need to familiarize yourself with the policy process as it actually functions and not as you might want it to function. Your task for next session is to write your first short 10 page paper on the topic of "The Failure of Environmentalism." Google that topic and see what you find. Explore what authors argue in this regard and where you find yourself on this issue and why. Your paper is due before class next convenes on Session 3.

 

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