Environmental Policymaking in Congress: The Role of Issue Definitions in Wetlands, Great Lakes, and Wildlife Policies

Environmental Policymaking in Congress: The Role of Issue Definitions in Wetlands, Great Lakes, and Wildlife Policies

Environmental Policymaking in Congress: The Role of Issue Definitions in Wetlands, Great Lakes, and Wildlife Policies

Environmental Policymaking in Congress: The Role of Issue Definitions in Wetlands, Great Lakes, and Wildlife Policies

Synopsis

Utilizing current natural resource policies, this work effectively shows how the wetlands fit a dominance model, the Great Lakes is a bounded model, and wildlife is labeled as a valence model. A must read for all interested in congressional policymaking, this book breaks new ground in our understanding of legislative policymaking.

Excerpt

Kelly Tzoumis has written a book that gives insights into policymaking. While those of us who have served in the House and the Senate will not recognize the various models that are described in this book, it should not prevent readers from going through this product to find real insights into how we are dealing with what is a very key issue, the preservation and development of our water resources.

The United States is rich in fresh water resources, the Great Lakes being a prime example. We are roughly 4 percent of the world’s population and have about 8 percent of the world’s fresh water. Canada is even more fortunate. What we do know is that wetlands are related to replenishing aquifers and that all of these issues referred to in this volume are interrelated. What we need are more and more policymakers and more and more citizens who are willing to look at the long-term implications of our policy in relation to the world’s water resources.

This book provides valuable insights.

Senator Paul Simon

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.