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978-1-4985-0966-4 • Hardback • November 2016 • $136.00 • (£105.00)
978-1-4985-0968-8 • Paperback • August 2018 • $57.99 • (£45.00)
978-1-4985-0967-1 • eBook • November 2016 • $52.00 • (£40.00)
J. Michael Martinez teaches political science at Kennesaw State University and works as an environmental affairs representative for a manufacturing company.
Introduction and Acknowledgments
Part I: Concepts
Chapter 1: Defining and Understanding Sustainability
Chapter 2: The “Dismal Science” of Economics
Chapter 3: The Ethics of Sustainability
Part II: Processes and Institutions
Chapter 4: The Rise of the American Administrative State
Chapter 5: The Development of Federal Environmental Law
Part III: Modern American Environmentalism
Chapter 6: A Brief History of the Modern Environmental Movement
Chapter 7: Interest Groups and the Environmental Lobby
Part IV: Conclusion
Chapter 8: Sustainability and American Public Administration: Where Do We Go From Here?
This book illustrates the critical roles played, challenges faced, and choices made by public managers in the development of environmental policy in the United States, and that will confront them if sustainability is to become a central animating principle of governance in the United States. It is broad in intellectual scope, balanced in perspective, and written in accessible prose. Readers new to the fields of public administration or environmental governance will gain a basic a sense for major issues and actors in each, how the two relate to each other, and how both fit into historical debates over the proper role of the government in a democratic republic. They will also appreciate that linking the two to advance sustainability will not be a task for the timid, impatient, or strategically-challenged in our Madisonian system.
— Robert F. Durant, American University
In this lucid and broad sweeping introduction to the US environmental movement, Martinez introduces the reader to the political and economic institutions undergirding the nation as necessary to understanding the environmental movement and the quest for sustainability. It is equally suited for college and advanced secondary school introductory classes and the lay reader as an approachable primer to the myriad of ideas, institutions, and seminal figures involved from the conservation movement of the early 20th century to the modern environmental and sustainability movement today.
— Daniel A. Mazmanian, University of Southern California