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Session 3

Making Policy: Institutions and Politics

Class Topics: 

  • The Role of the Presidency

  • Congress and Too Little or Too Much Balance

  • The Bureaucracy and Their Power

  • The Courts and Appraisal

  • Political Environment of Policymaking

Readings:   

Chapter 2, Environmental Politics and Policy  

Assignment:           

Your first short 10 page paper on "The Death of Environmentalism" is due before class begins this session. This paper should consider the degree to which the authors consider the environmental policy environment as being deadlocked and balkanized and how the "environmentalism" as a value system has contributed to this problem. In writing your paper explain why the current environmental policy impasse exists and the institutional contributions the executive branch, legislative branch and the courts bring to bear on these issue. Then explain what the author's suggest in terms of remedying the situation.

 

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