Urban Environmental Policy Analysis

Urban Environmental Policy Analysis

This timely book provides a wealth of useful information for following through on today's renewed concern for sustainability and environmentalism.

Author: Heather E. Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317452775

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

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This timely book provides a wealth of useful information for following through on today's renewed concern for sustainability and environmentalism. It's designed to help city managers, policy analysts, and government administrators think comprehensively and communicate effectively about environmental policy issues.The authors illustrate a system-based framework model of the city that provides a holistic view of environmental media (land, air, and water) while helping decision-makers to understand the extent to which environmental policy decisions are intertwined with the natural, built, and social systems of the city. They go on to introduce basic and environment-specific policy-analytic models, methods, and tools; presents numerous specific environmental policy puzzles that will confront cities; and introduces methods for understanding and educating public opinions around urban environmental policy.The book is grounded in the policy-analytic perspective rather than political science, economic, or planning frameworks. It includes both new scholarship and synthesis of existing policy analysis. Numerous tables, figures, checklists, and maps, as well as a comprehensive reference list are included.
Categories: Political Science

Environmental Policy Analyses

Environmental Policy Analyses

On the contrary, thanks to the fact that the monitoring is based on a tried and trusted model from policy analysis and evaluation, the monitoring results provide an ideal basis for (subsequent) evaluation. The formulation of potential ...

Author: Peter Knoepfel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540731498

Category: Science

Page: 506

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There are few more sensitive or important policy areas in the world today, and that means this book is a hugely relevant and timely one. Written by practice-oriented political scientists from various universities in Europe and the rest of the world, this book is a testimony to both policy and the evolution of policy analyses over the last 25 years. On the basis of empirical observations all contributions have attempted to develop new conceptual perspectives for environmental policy analyses which furthermore can be generalized and applied to other policy fields.
Categories: Science

Knowledge Power and Participation in Environmental Policy Analysis

Knowledge  Power  and Participation in Environmental Policy Analysis

For problem solving , ( applied ) economics , engineering , and decision support analysis seem to have the highest ranking . The frequently observed gap between goals and measures in Dutch environmental policy is accompanied by a gap ...

Author: Rob Hoppe

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412827213

Category: Nature

Page: 500

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This volume probes practical dilemmas and competing re- search perspectives in environmental policy analysis. Scholars working in different fields, research traditions, societies, and policy domains offer significant insights into the processes and consequences of environmental policy making. Part 1, "Coping with Boundaries," describes present-day conflict between experts and greater public participation in environmental policy. It shows that the institutionalization of increasingly complex environmental problems has led to a conflict between technocracy and democracy. Part 2, "The Transnational Challenge," examines modes of cooperation between grassroots movements, scientists, and regional authorities in the United States and Canada. These and other modes of cooperation laid the foundations for the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, increased the effectiveness of air pollution treaties, and increased climate change. Part 3, "Bio-Hazards: Policies and Paralysis," deals with environmental prob-lems closest to the everyday concerns of the public at large because they have immediate implications for food safety and other values. Part 4, "The Citizens' Perspective," focuses on citizen vis--vis environmental policy, noting that in order to make policies work citizens must be willing and able to participate in policy-making and cooperate in implementing environmental choices. Part 5, "Confronting Ordinary and Expert Knowledge," explores opportunities and constraints affecting public participation in evaluation of science. Part 6, "Developments in Research Programming," addresses such questions as whether scientists still have opportunities to do the research they want without being interrupted or disturbed by policy makers and other stakeholders. Part 7, "Policy Sciences' Aspirations," explores different avenues for improving environmental policy. Volume twelve in the PSRA series should inspire further investigations of the relations among knowledge, power, and participation in environmental policy. It will be of timely interest to environmentalists, policy-makers, scholars, and the general public. Matthijs Hisschemller is senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies of the Free University in Amsterdam. Rob Hoppe is professor and chair of the Policy Studies unit of University of Twente's Faculty of Public Administration and Public Policy. William N. Dunn is professor of Public Policy and Management in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. Jerry R. Ravetz is director of the Research Methods Consultancy Ltd., in London.
Categories: Nature

Environmental policy analysis

Environmental policy analysis

The Nordic countries have ambitious goals to encourage environmental policy objectives in a broad range of areas. To ensure costeffective policies, all Nordic countries are using costbenefit analysis. The goal is to support a policy ...

Author: Næss-Schmidt, Helge Sigurd

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289343909

Category: Political Science

Page: 77

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This report discusses how policymakers should deal with economic distortions on the cost-side of cost-benefit analysis in the area of environmental policies, and assesses the existing Nordic guideline recommendations. The two types of economic distortions are distortions to product markets, which are almost by definition tied to environmental policy interventions, and distortions to labour supply decisions. Drawing on best practices from the literature, we formulate a number of key principles useful for assessing the impact on labour supply decisions and welfare on product markets from policy interventions. Four analytical examples are included to illustrate the importance of these principles for the correct quantification of distortionary impacts, especially the importance of taking into account pre-existing policy induced distortions.
Categories: Political Science

Urban Environmental Policy Analysis

Urban Environmental Policy Analysis

One goal was to introduce a system model of the city that would help administrators and analysts better understand how environmental policy problems are linked with natural and ecological systems, the built environment, ...

Author: Heather E. Campbell

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765633194

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 967

This timely book provides a wealth of useful information for following through on today's renewed concern for sustainability and environmentalism. It's designed to help city managers, policy analysts, and government administrators think comprehensively and communicate effectively about environmental policy issues. Urban Environmental Policy Analysis illustrates a system-based framework model of the city that provides a holistic view of environmental media (land, air, and water) while helping decision makers to understand the extent to which environmental policy decisions are intertwined with the natural, built, and social systems of the city. The text introduces basic and environment-specific policy-analytic models, methods, and tools; presents numerous specific environmental policy puzzles that will confront cities; and introduces methods for understanding and educating public opinions around urban environmental policy. The book is grounded in the policy-analytic perspective rather than political science, economic, or planning frameworks. It includes both new scholarship and synthesis of existing policy analysis. The text features numerous tables, figures, checklists, and maps, and also contains a comprehensive reference list.
Categories: Political Science

Energy Abstracts for Policy Analysis

Energy Abstracts for Policy Analysis

Implementation a Integration of energy / economic models for environmental assessments and policy analysis , 11 : 4318 ( BA ; US ) Measuring values for environmental resources under uncertainty , 11 : 2939 ( J ; US ) Potential for ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015026720246

Category: Power resources

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Categories: Power resources

The Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy and Law

The Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy and Law

Bridging the gap between the fields of environmental law and traditional economics, the authors cover many of the recent advances in law and economics and discusses a number of important legal instruments.

Author: Michael Faure

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 184376234X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

View: 811

"The Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy and Law covers many of the recent advances in the field and attempts to integrate some of the most crucial legal and economic instruments which, in the authors' view, have not yet been subjected to proper analysis. These include zoning, expropriation, licensing, third party liability, safety regulation, mandatory insurance and criminal sanctions. The authors pay particular attention to the interrelationships of these instruments and their various economic effects. Using a comparative law and economics methodology, they are also able to incorporate environmental law with international policy and investigate the many diverse rules of the legal system and their implementation in different countries. Crucially, the authors do not consider economics as the exclusive determinant in legal rule-making. They also highlight the need for ethical considerations and illustrate the potential limitations of pure economic analysis."--Pub. desc.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Handbook of Environmental Policy Evaluation

The Handbook of Environmental Policy Evaluation

The phenomenon of policy evaluation raises various questions with environmental policy-makers and with those civil ... definition of policy evaluation that is applied in this handbook: policy evaluation is a scientific analysis of a ...

Author: Ann Crabbé

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849773072

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

View: 868

Policy evaluation is an important and well-established part of the policy process, facilitating and feeding back to promote the ongoing effectiveness of policies that have been implemented or anticipating policies in the making. Environmental policy is a special case, presenting new complexities uncommon to other areas, which standard evaluation tools are ill-equipped to grapple with. It is also an area that is experiencing rapid growth throughout the world and knowledge is now needed at all levels of government and in NGOs, businesses and other organizations, all of whom are required to assess the effectiveness of their policies.This handbook is the first guide to environmental policy evaluation in practice. Beginning with an introduction to the general principles of evaluation, it explains the particular complexities native to the environmental sphere and provides a comprehensive toolkit of evaluation methods and techniques which the practitioner can employ and refer to again and again. The authors also consider design issues which may face the policy evaluator, including involvement of stakeholders, the sensitivities between them, the a priori assessment of the evaluability of a field, the maximization of the utilization of the evaluations� outcomes, and much more. Throughout, the theory is illustrated with practical examples from around the world, making this the essential companion guide for anyone tasked with ensuring that environmental policy fulfils its aims and achieves its potential.
Categories: Business & Economics

Policy Analysis in France

Policy Analysis in France

Indeed, expertise had been independently produced by the administrative bodies of other ministries and, as such, environmental issues lacked dedicated policy analysis. Consequently, since its establishment in 1971, the Ministry of the ...

Author: Halpern, Charlotte

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447324218

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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Policy analysis in France lays the foundation for a more systematic understanding of policy analysis in the country. In doing so, the volume discusses the role of the State and its restructuring, processes of government and governance, and State-Society relationships and policies as both a process and an outcome. Through 18 chapters contributions focus on policymakers, their practices, ideas and discourses, how they engage in sustained relationships with a large variety of market and society actors, and the concrete devices they use in order to make policy objectives operational. This is a comprehensive study of policy analysis in France that will be valuable to academics and postgraduate students researching and studying a range of policy and public management areas.
Categories: Political Science

Environmental Policy Analysis for Decision Making

Environmental Policy Analysis for Decision Making

Interpreting it also requires those skills. We hope that this book will increase the abilities, both of analysts and of decision-makers, to understand and interpret the impacts of environmental policies.

Author: J. Loomis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306480232

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

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1. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ANALYSIS: WHAT AND WHY? Why environmental policy analysis? Environmental issues are growing in visibility in local, national, and world arenas, as a myriad of human activities leads to increased impacts on the natural world. Issues such as climate change, endangered species, wilderness protection, and energy use are regularly on the front pages of newspapers. Governments at all levels are struggling with how to address these issues. Environmental policy analysis is intended to present the environmental and social impacts of policies, in the hope that better decisions will result when people have better information on which to base those decisions. Conducting environmental policy analysis requires people who understand what it is and how to do it. Interpreting it also requires those skills. We hope that this book will increase the abilities, both of analysts and of decision-makers, to understand and interpret the impacts of environmental policies. Policy analysis books almost invariably begin by pointing out that policy analysis can take many forms. This book is no different. As you will see in Chapter 1, we consider policy analysis to be information provided for the policy process. That information can take many forms, from sophisticated empirical analysis to general theoretical results, from summary statistics to game theoretic strategies.
Categories: Technology & Engineering