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Environmental Politics and Policy, 1960s–1990s

Otis L. Graham

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184 pages
6" × 9"
2000

Issues in Policy History

Environmental Politics and Policy, 1960s–1990s

Otis L. Graham

“The volume establishes much of the agenda for discussions about environmental politics and policies in the twenty-first century. The analytical articles are thoughtful and well written; they draw attention to several key topics that have grown out of the environmental activism of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Humanists, social scientists, policymakers, and activists will find the book a valuable one.”

 

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This volume of original essays tells the story of how the agenda of the environmental movement in America has changed from the time Rachel Carson sounded her famous clarion call in the early 1960s up to our current era when the "globalization" of environmental issues has affected both the severity of the problems we all face and the political difficulty of dealing with them. Besides the editor, whose Introduction and Epilogue frame the book, the contributors include well-known journalist Roy Beck, activist/civil servant Leon Kolankiewicz, environmental scholar Michael E. Kraft, historian Martin V. Melosi, and political scientist David Vogel.This volume was originally published as a special issue of The Journal of Policy History.
“The volume establishes much of the agenda for discussions about environmental politics and policies in the twenty-first century. The analytical articles are thoughtful and well written; they draw attention to several key topics that have grown out of the environmental activism of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Humanists, social scientists, policymakers, and activists will find the book a valuable one.”

Otis L. Graham, Jr., is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, author of many books on the environment, public policy, and American history, and editor of The Public Historian.

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