Environmental Politics: Public Costs, Private Rewards

Synopsis

The essays in this volume address the use and manipulation of environmental regulations and policies for political and economic objectives which, they argue, have little or nothing to do with responsibly serving the spirited public interest in a clean environment. The contributors reject the widespread belief that public policies relating to the environment are drafted and executed in the true public interest. They maintain that all too often policies are directed to serve, through peculiar alliances, special interests' political and economic objectives. Seven specific cases of key environmental policies and practices are presented challenging the purposefulness, integrity, and effectiveness of "command and control" environmental policies.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jonathan H. Adler
  • Christopher L. Culp
  • Marc K. Landy
  • Mary Hague
  • R. Shep Melnick
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992