The Politics of Air Pollution: Urban Growth, Ecological Modernization, and Symbolic Inclusion (SUNY series in Global Environmental Policy)

The Politics of Air Pollution: Urban Growth, Ecological Modernization, and Symbolic Inclusion (SUNY series in Global Environmental Policy)

George A. Gonzalez


Argues that fresh air coverage is pushed by means of in the neighborhood orientated financial elites.

Who has been on the political vanguard of unpolluted air coverage improvement within the usa? In The Politics of Air Pollution, George A. Gonzalez argues that the answer's neither the government, nor environmental teams, yet relatively in the neighborhood orientated financial elites along with nation and native governments. those neighborhood progress coalitions, composed of normally huge landholders, land builders, and the proprietors of neighborhood media and application businesses, help fresh air regulations insofar as they give a contribution to the production of a good funding weather and, in flip, lead to higher earnings via elevated land values and an multiplied neighborhood customer base.

“Gonzalez … convincingly demonstrates that fiscal elites performed an incredible and customarily the picking out position in atmosphere the schedule for those early efforts to regulate air pollution.” — Political reviews Review

“Due to its accessibility and contributions to an figuring out of environmental coverage in a federalist context, this publication is steered for all readers.” — Perspectives on Politics

“…Gonzalez’s superbly written quantity introduces readers to an city heritage that they wouldn't locate elsewhere.” — Environmental Conservation

“…a must-read for any political scientist who reports environmental politics.” — Environmental Politics

“…The Politics of Air Pollution … demanding situations a number of triumphing notions concerning the promulgation of pollution and environmental coverage … in contrast to the command and keep an eye on modes of the Nineteen Seventies, Gonzalez effectively illustrates how local development coalitions search technology-based solutions.” — Perspectives on Politics

"The argument that fiscal elites have backed technological ways to regulate pollution to be able to make sure that genuine property continues to be beautiful to traders departs from conventional bills that designate pollution regulate by way of pluralistic festival among involved teams. Gonzalez has made an incredible contribution together with his provocative thesis." — Christopher J. Bailey, writer of Congress and pollution: Environmental rules within the USA

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