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The Resource Open for business : conservatives' opposition to environmental regulation, Judith A. Layzer

Open for business : conservatives' opposition to environmental regulation, Judith A. Layzer

Label
Open for business : conservatives' opposition to environmental regulation
Title
Open for business
Title remainder
conservatives' opposition to environmental regulation
Statement of responsibility
Judith A. Layzer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the 1970s, conservative activists have invoked free markets and distrust of the federal government as part of a concerted effort to roll back environmental regulations. They have promoted a powerful antiregulatory storyline to counter environmentalists' scenario of a fragile earth in need of protection, mobilized grassroots opposition, and mounted creative legal challenges to environmental laws. But what has been the impact of all this activity on policy? In this book, Judith Layzer offers a detailed and systematic analysis of conservatives' prolonged campaign to dismantle the federal regulatory framework for environmental protection. Examining conservatives' influence from the Nixon era to the Obama administration, Layzer describes a set of increasingly sophisticated tactics--including the depiction of environmentalists as extremist elitists, a growing reliance on right-wing think tanks and media outlets, the cultivation of sympathetic litigators and judges, and the use of environmentally friendly language to describe potentially harmful activities. She argues that although conservatives have failed to repeal or revamp any of the nation's environmental statutes, they have influenced the implementation of those laws in ways that increase the risks we face, prevented or delayed action on newly recognized problems, and altered the way Americans think about environmental problems and their solutions. Layzer's analysis sheds light not only on the politics of environmental protection but also, more generally, on the interaction between ideas and institutions in the development of policy.--Book jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Layzer, Judith A
Dewey number
363.7/05610973
Index
index present
LC call number
GE180
LC item number
.L394 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American and comparative environmental policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental policy
  • Conservatism
  • Environmental law
  • Ecology
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Open for business : conservatives' opposition to environmental regulation, Judith A. Layzer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
785808909
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 499 pages
Isbn
9780262018272
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012012948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)785808909
Label
Open for business : conservatives' opposition to environmental regulation, Judith A. Layzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
785808909
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 499 pages
Isbn
9780262018272
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012012948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)785808909

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