Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves

A History of American Environmental Policy, Second Edition

Richard N. L. Andrews

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September 18, 2006
544 pages, 7 x 10
34 b/w illus
ISBN: 9780300111248
Paper

In this book Richard N. L. Andrews looks at American environmental policy over the past four hundred years, shows how it affects environmental issues and public policy decisions today, and poses the central policy challenges for the future. This second edition brings the book up to date through President George W. Bush’s first term and gives the current state of American environmental politics and policy.
“A guide to what every organizational decision maker, public and private, needs to know in an era in which environmental issues have become global.”—Lynton K. Caldwell, Public Administration Review
"A wonderful text for students and scholars of environmental history and environmental policy.”—William L. Andreen, Environmental History

Richard N. L. Andrews is Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

"With this masterful second edition, Richard Andrews has written our best history of American environmental policy and politics. Past is prologue, and we are unlikely to find our way forward unless we understand how we arrived at the perilous place we are today. Andrews' book is an indispensable guide through the past to the present."—James Gustave Speth, author of Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment

"Easily the most comprehensive history of American environmental policy I have ever seen. It will serve as an excellent reference book for policy historians, environmental historians, and environmental policy analysts."—Robert Paehlke, author of Environmentalism and the Future of Progressive Politics

 

 

"This is a book about governance, about how environmental concerns must play out in the larger context of American politics, law and institutions of social control. . . . What shines forth is the act of writing this book, of compelling environmental studies to deal with policy and forcing policy wonks to contemplate history."—Stephen J. Pyne, American Scientist

“Andrews offers an effective discourse on US environmental policy by delving into a strongly interwoven historical perspective.”—Choice

"[A] superb new history of U.S. environmental policy. . . . [This book] will make an ideal textbook for nearly any college or university course in environmental studies."—Norman J. Vig, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

“[This] book adds insightful interpretations to the history of environmental policy. . . . The reader comes away with important insights about how much of American history, in fact, was about environmental history. Furthermore, Andrews shows how this history has influenced government management of environmental policy today both negatively and positively with respect to the public interest. Few books, if any, have the historical expanse and governmental focus of this book. . . . The book is a resource for students, academics, practitioners, planners, and environmental specialists unfamiliar with environmental policy and its historical and governmental context.”—Rae Zimmerman, Journal of the American Planning Association

“A refreshing work because of the author’s mastery of the facts and his own, uncommonly good policy judgement. Andrews, in short, has produced a wonderful text for students and scholars of environmental history and environmental policy.”—William L. Andreen, Environmental History

 

“Well-organized and well-written.  Readers learn a lot of history and many interesting issues, but it can also be used as a reference find and trace the evolution of policies over time or to understand the historical factors that shaped certain policies.”—G. William Page, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

“Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves: A History of American Environmental  Policy is an important, long-overdue, and provocative. . . . Managing the Environment clearly has a future as a basic text in environmental history classes. Moreover, it currently has no rival as a reference work for anyone wishing to become familiar with U.S. environmental policy.”—Martin Reuss, Public Historian

“Nicely detailed with numerous maps and tables, a chronology of key events and policy enactments, and a helpful bibliography, this volume should prove useful as a classroom text as well as making a significant contribution to environmental history scholarship.”—Stephen H. Cutcliffe, Science, Technology and Society

“A guide to what every organizational decision maker, public and private, needs to know in an era in which environmental issues have become global.”—Lyton K. Caldwell, Public Administration Review

“American environmental policy is rooted in European environmental policies that date from a time before the New World was colonized. In this book the author provides a readable, detailed history of American environmental policy from that early period through the present. His book challenges readers to learn what has gone wrong in the past in order to prevent those errors from being repeated in the future. . . . A well-written, informative, and meaningful book.”—Martha S. Salk, The Quarterly Review of Biology

“This book is another opening salvo in the environmental reconstruction of American history. . . . The book will arguable be the definitive history of environmental policy for many years. . . . A magisterial history of governance of the environment and of ourselves.”—John Opie, Environmental Ethics

“A comprehensive and readable history of American environmental policies from European colonization to 1996.”—Bernard Megen, American Studies International

“Andrews . . . makes a major contribution to the field. . . . This book . . . is well-suited for an upper-level political science or environmental history class. . . . Andrews has succeeded in presenting a readable yet informative survey, one easy to recommend.”—Red River Valley Historical Journal

"The book works as an excellent classroom text, covering important eras of environmental policymaking that are frequently ignored by other works in the field, and organizing its information in useful thematic chapters that increase its effectiveness as a teaching tool."—Elizabeth R. DeSombre, Frost Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Political Science, Wellesley College