Environmental Injustice in the United States: Myths and Realities

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James P. Lester, who died in May 2000, was professor of political science at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. from George Washington University in 1980 and taught at Texas A&M University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Oklahoma, and Denver University. He lectured extensively on environmental politics and policy at several European universities, including the University of Linkoping ( Sweden), Aarhus University ( Denmark), the University of Geneva ( Switzerland), the Budapest University of Economic Sciences ( Hungary), and Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin ( Germany). He was a member of the Executive Council of the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association ( 1996-1998), the Executive Council of the Policy Studies Organization ( 1988-1990), and the Editorial Board of the Western Political Quarterly ( 1990-1993). He coedited The Politics of Hazardous Waste Management (Duke University, 1983) and Dimensions of Hazards Waste Politics and Policy ( Greenwood Press, 1988), edited Environmental Politics and Policy:Theories and Evidence ( Duke University Press, 1989, 1995), and coauthored Implementation Theory and Practice: Toward a Third Generation ( HarperCollins, 1990) and Public Policy:An Evolutionary Approach ( West/Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1996, 2000).

David W. Allen is associate professor of political science at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1984, has taught at Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania, and has done postdoctoral work at Amherst College and the University of Houston under both National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation grants. Prior to his career in academia, he served as a chief aide to statewide government officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, as well as a consultant to federal agencies and major U.S. corporations. He has published research on women in the courts, policy preferences and small group behavior of state supreme court justices, the adoption of everyday life policies in U.S. states, and environmental justice in such journals as Judicature, Justice System Journal, Social Science Journal, and the Western Political Quarterly. He also directs internships in conjunction with the British Parliament for American undergraduates and is a published poet.

Kelly M. Hill received her M.A. in political science from Colorado State University in 1996. In 1991, she received her B.S. in journalism from Ohio University. She has served as the public relations coordinator for the Appalachian Ohio Public Interest Campaign and as a legislative aide with the Ohio Legislative Service Commis

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