Review: Environmental Policy: A Casebook
Hamilton-Smith, Elery, Electronic Green Journal
Review: Environmental Policy: A Casebook By Robert P. Watson, Dwight C. Kiel, and Stephen F. Robar (Eds.) Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia Robert P. Watson, Dwight C. Kiel, & Stephen F. Robar (Eds.). Environmental Policy: A Casebook. Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing. 2003. 171 pp. ISBN 1-5752-4233-8. US$27.50
This would be indeed a valuable work for those who like to teach by the book. It comprises twenty realistic but fictional case studies, each with questions for discussion and a role-play scenario. The themes covered are natural resources management, water, air quality, the urban environment, and waste management. The various authors have provided a competent although comparable (or is it stereotyped?) series of relatively familiar examples.
The treatment throughout is obviously focused upon what the individual might achieve through local action: nice demonstrations of the "Think Globally, Act Locally" strategy. There is little discussion of culturally-based differences in assumptions and values and the way in which cultural difference shapes competing hegemonies.
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Publication information: Article title: Review: Environmental Policy: A Casebook. Contributors: Hamilton-Smith, Elery - Author. Journal title: Electronic Green Journal. Volume: 1. Issue: 21 Publication date: January 1, 2005. Page number: 2. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.