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In Environmental Federalism, Luke Fowler helps to refocus much-needed attention on the role of state governments in environmental policy creation and implementation in the United States. While the national government receives most of the attention when it comes to environmental policy, state governments play a vital role in protecting our natural resources. Legacy problems, like air, water, and land pollution, present one set of challenges for environmental federalism, but new problems emerging as a result of climate change further test the bounds of federal institutions. Examining patterns of pollution and case studies from the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, Fowler explores two questions: has environmental federalism worked in managing legacy environmental problems, and can it work to manage climate change? In order to answer these questions, Fowler extends James Lester's typology using political incentives and administrative capacities to identify four types of states (progressive, delayers, strugglers, and regressives) and assesses how they are linked to the success of federal environmental programs and conf licts in intergovernmental relations. He then considers what lessons we can learn from these programs and whether those lessons can help us better understand climate policy and multi-level institutions for environmental governance. This timely read will be a valuable contribution to students, researchers, and scholars of political science, public policy, public administration, and environmental studies.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Cover Half Title Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Page CONTENTS List of Illustrations List of Maps List of Acronyms 1 The Challenges of Shared Sovereignty Policy in a Federal System The Environment and Institutional Barriers The Wickedness of Climate Change Plan of the Book 2 A Brief History of Environmental Federalism Foundations (1776 to 1929) New Deal, New Era (1929 to 1980) New Federalism, New Power Dynamics (1980 to 2000) Bush and Beyond (2000 to 2019) 3 The Politics of Environmental Protection Political Incentives Public Opinion Environmental Advocacy and Interest Groups Comparative Policy Political Incentives Index 4 Administrative Challenges and the Limits of Environmental Policy in Practice Administrative Capacities Policymaking Managing Information Creating Accountability Administrative Capacity Index 5 Progressives, Strugglers, Delayers, and Regressives A Typology of States Explaining Patterns of Pollution Are Political Incentives and Administrative Capacity Independent? A Brief Thought Experiment 6 An Uneasy Partnership State as Aggressor, Part I State as Aggressor, Part II State as Cooperator State as Upholder of the Status Quo Inherent Conflicts of National-State Cooperation 7 The Tangled Web of Local Government The Rise of Local Environmental Policy State Domination, Local Compliance Management State Collaboration, Local Partners State Status Quos, Community Political Feasibility State Retreat, Local Struggles Making Sense of the State-Local Dimension 8 Same Story, Different Problem Explaining Patterns of GHG Emissions Explaining Patterns of State Climate Policy Intergovernmental Relations in the Climate Era Another Brief Thought Experiment Looking Forward to a National Climate Policy 9 Lessons Learned From Old Legacies to New Challenges Prospects for Environmental Federalism Lingering Questions Index
Luke Fowler is Associate Professor in Public Policy and Administration and Director of the MPA program at Boise State University, USA. His research interests include policy implementation, collaboration and collective action, and state and local government, and he has written extensively on subnational environmental policies. His related work has appeared in the American Review of Public Administration, Environmental Politics, Governance, Journal of Environmental Planning & Management, State & Local Government Review, Policy Studies Journal, Public Administration, Publius, Public Works Management & Policy, Public Performance & Management Review, and Review of Policy Research.
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