Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves


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A History of American Environmental Policy
Third Edition

Richard N. L. Andrews

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In the third edition of this definitive book, Richard N. L. Andrews looks back at four centuries of American environmental policy, showing how these policies affect contemporary environmental issues and public policy decisions, and identifying key policy challenges for the future. Andrews crafts a detailed and contextualized narrative of the historical development of American environmental policies and institutions. This volume presents an extensively revised text, with increased detail on the fifty-year history of the modern environmental policy era and is updated through the Obama and Trump administrations.

Richard N. L. Andrews is professor emeritus of environmental policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written, taught, and advised on U.S. environmental policy for fifty years and has served on multiple national environmental policy committees.

“Truly terrific and the only text on the market that provides a thorough and complete historical overview of American environmental policy.”—Sarah Phillips, author of This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal

“An essential book for our era, near encyclopedic in coverage, clear and, and easy to read, with solidly grounded judgments and a profound story.”—James Gustave Speth, former dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and author of America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy.

"Masterfully captures the origins and evolution of American environmental policy over four centuries."—Rupert Cutler, Former Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and President of Defenders of Wildlife

"More comprehensive and inclusive than any other study of the historical evolution of U.S. environmental policy and an extraordinary resource for both research and teaching.”—Sheldon Kamieniecki, University of California, Santa Cruz

"A magnificent work of scholarship that should be read by anyone interested in how we got to where we are with regard to today’s energy, environmental, and sustainability battles.”—Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University

“Professor Andrews shows an unmatched ability to use history to inform today’s environmental policy challenges.  Balanced and robust, this new edition is exceptionally valuable to student and scholar alike.”—Stan Meiburg, Ph.D., former Acting Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves is a tour de force, capturing centuries of U.S. environmental policy.”—Edward Weber, author of Bringing Society Back In: Grassroots Ecosystem Management, Accountability, and Sustainable Communities

Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves is both important and timely. Richard Andrews brings together exquisite details to present a broad conception of environmental policy, including natural resources, agriculture, pollution, transportation, economic development, and energy.”—Michelle Pautz, Professor of Political Science, University of Dayton, co-author of US Environmental Policy in Action

“Richard Andrews skillfully presents a comprehensive history of U.S. environmental management policy from the colonial era to the present day, allowing readers to understand environmental policy in the context of its broad history.”—Dee Eggers, University of North Carolina, Asheville

"Pete Andrews has made a classic contribution that only gets stronger in this revised edition.  This book belongs at the top of the reading stack for anyone who wants to understand the past of American environmental policy—and prepare for its future."—Barry Rabe, author of Can We Price Carbon?

ISBN: 9780300222913
Publication Date: March 17, 2020
536 pages, 7 x 10
34 b/w illus.