Environmental Politics and Policy

A Bibliography for Teaching and Research

Prepared by Dave Robertson, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Last Updated: September 10, 2014

Links to Environmental Politics syllabus / Public Policy of Conservation and Sustainable Development syllabus


Contents: Basic Texts and Overviews / Journals / Maps / Environmental History / Political Ecology / Economics and Sustainability * The Tragedy of the Commons / Science, Technology, & Risk /  Ideas, Philosophy, and Ethics / Environmental Politics in the United States / U.S. Regions / The U.S. Conservation Movement / U.S.-Foreign Comparison / Federalism / CongressPresidents /  Bureaucracy * U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tennessee Valley Authority / Courts & Law / Media / Public Opinion Environmental Interests /  Greens / Labor, Unions, Employment & Environment Business / Energy * Coal * Oil * Solar Power * Nuclear Power * Electricity /  NEPA / Air Pollution / Global Warming / Water Resources * Missouri River * Mississippi River * Great Lakes * Wetlands * Oceans / Water Pollution / Toxics and Toxic Waste / Superfund / Nuclear Waste / Solid Waste / Land & Private Property / Public Lands / Agriculture / Sustainable Metropolitan Growth & Urban Sprawl / Forests  / National Parks / Race & Environmental Justice / Flora & Fauna, Endangered Species & Biodiversity / Animal Rights / International & Comparative Problems and Policy Making / Population


Selected Environmental Politics & Policy websites

Encyclopedia of Earth

Forest History Society Bibliography

Basic Texts and Overviews

 

Journals

 

Maps

 

Environmental History (see also specific topics)

 

Economics and Sustainability

 

The Tragedy of the Commons

 

Institutions

 

 

Science , Technology, & Risk (& debates over the use of science in environmental issues)

  1. National Research Council. Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment. (2009).
  2. Ann Campbell Keller, Science in Environmental Policy: The Politics of Objective Advice (MIT Press, 2009).
  3. Sandra D. Mitchell, Unsimple Truths: Science, Complexity, and Policy (U of Chicago Press, 2009.
  4. Stephen Bocking, Nature's Experts: Science, Politics, and the Environment (Rutgers UP, 2004)
  5. Kerry H. Whiteside, Precautionary Politics: Principle and Politics in Confronting Environmental Risk (MIT, 2006)
  6. Howard Margolis, Dealing With Risk: Why the Public and the Experts Disagree on Environmental Issues (U of Chicago Press, 1997)
  7. James Rogers Fleming and Henry A. Gemery, eds., Science, Technology, and the Environment: Mutlidisciplinary Perspectives (University of Akron Press, 1994).
  8. J. Clarence, Davies, ed., Comparing Environmental Risks: Tools for Setting Governmental Priorities (Resources for the Future, 1996).
  9. Stephen Bocking, Nature's Experts: Science, Politics, and the Environment (Rutgers UP, 2004)
  10. Jessica B. Teisch, Engineering Nature: Water, Development, and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise (U of North Carolina Press, 2011)
  11. Mark R. Powell, Science at EPA: Information in the Regulatory Process (Resources for the Future Press, 1999)Dade W. Moeller, Environmental Health, 3rd ed. (Harvard UP, 2004)
  12. Bjorn Lomborg, The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (Cambridge UP, 2001)
  13. Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environment Rhetoric Threatens Our Future (Shearwater Books, 1998)
  14. Williams Leiss and Douglas Powell. 2004. Mad Cows and Mother's Milk: The Perils of Poor Risk Communication. (McGill-Queens University Press).
  15. Christopher H. Sellers, Hazards of the Job: From Industrial Disease to Environmental Health Science (U of North Carolina Press, 1997)
  16. Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (New York, NY: (Bloomsbury Press; 2010)
  17. Dian Olson Belanger, Deep Freeze: The United States, the International Geophysical Year, and the Origins of Antarctica's Age of Science (Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2010)

 

Ideas, Philosophy and Ethics

Politics and Political Ecology

 

Environmental Politics in the United States

 

U.S. Regions, States, Metro Areas

 

The U.S. Conservation Movement

 

U.S. / Foreign Comparison

U.S. Constitution and Law

 

Federalism

 

 

Congress

Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives: Ways and Means, Appropriations, Commerce, Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure

Committees of the U.S. Senate: Finance, Appropriations & Subcommittees, Energy and Natural Resources, Environment and Public Works, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Commerce, Science, and Transportation

 

Presidents

Bureaucracy

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

Tennessee Valley Authority

 

Courts & Law

 

Media

 

Public Opinion

 

Interest Groups / Greens

 

Labor, Unions, Employment and the Environment

 

Business

 

Energy

Coal

 

Oil

 

Natural Gas

 

Solar Power

 

Nuclear Power

 

Electricity

National Environmental Policy Act

Air Pollution

 

Climate Change / Global Warming

 

Water Resources

Missouri River

 

Mississippi River

 

Gulf of Mexico / Eutrophication

 

Great Lakes 

 

Everglades

 

Wetlands

 

Oceans

Mediterranean

 

Water Pollution

 

Toxics & Toxic Waste

Love Canal

Superfund and Hazardous Waste Siting

Pesticides

 

Nuclear Waste

 

Solid Waste & Sanitation

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Land & Private Property

Comparative
    Britain

 

Public Lands

National Parks, State Parks, & Wilderness

 

Sustainable Metropolitan Growth & Urban Sprawl

 

Forests

 

Race & Environmental Justice

 

Flora & Fauna / Endangered Species / Biodiversity

 

Biotech and Genetic Engineering

 

Animal Rights

 

International Problems and Policy Making / Comparative Problems and Policy Making

Comparative

 

Population

 

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