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Introduction to Environmental Policy

Session 1

Understanding Environmental Poliicy



EVR 2861 


This first class session is a bit shorter than most to follow. That said I expect you to read the assignment, watch the video and get your homework into me cited and referenced in APA format no later than Sunday at 5 pm at the end of this week's session.


Cohen, Steven (2014) Understanding Environmental Policy. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Chapter 1

Video: What Makes a Good Environmental Policy? Welcome to Introduction to Environmental Policy - Terry Wimberley


  1. How might environmental policy be construed differently by a businessman, an environmental activitist and a state representative?
  2. Provide a brief overview of the case studies used in this book as described in Chapter 1.
  3. What is the goal of the policy framework provided in this first chapter?
  4. According to the assigned video what does make for good environmental policy?