Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves A History of American Environmental Policy Second Edition Richard N. L. Andrews

Publication date:
31 Jan 2007
Yale University Press
544 pages: 254 x 178 x 27mm
34 b-w illus
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In this book Richard N. L. Andrews looks at American environmental policy over the past four hundred years, shows how it affects environmental issues and public policy decisions today, and poses the central policy challenges for the future. This second edition brings the book up to date through President George W. Bush’s first term and gives the current state of American environmental politics and policy.
“A guide to what every organizational decision maker, public and private, needs to know in an era in which environmental issues have become global.”—Lynton K. Caldwell, Public Administration Review
"A wonderful text for students and scholars of environmental history and environmental policy.”—William L. Andreen, Environmental History

Richard N. L. Andrews is Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

"With this masterful second edition, Richard Andrews has written our best history of American environmental policy and politics. Past is prologue, and we are unlikely to find our way forward unless we understand how we arrived at the perilous place we are today. Andrews' book is an indispensable guide through the past to the present."—James Gustave Speth, author of Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment

"The book works as an excellent classroom text, covering important eras of environmental policymaking that are frequently ignored by other works in the field, and organizing its information in useful thematic chapters that increase its effectiveness as a teaching tool."—Elizabeth R. DeSombre, Frost Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Political Science, Wellesley College