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Who has been at the political forefront of clean air policy development in the United States? In The Politics of Air Pollution, George A. Gonzalez argues that the answer is neither the federal government, nor environmental groups, but rather locally oriented economic elites in conjunction with state and local governments. These local growth coalitions, composed of mostly large landholders, land developers, and the owners of regional media and utility firms, support clean air policies insofar as they contribute to the creation of a positive investment climate and, in turn, bring about greater profits through increased land values and an expanded local consumer base.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. ONE. Local Growth Coalitions, Environmental Groups, and Air Pollution
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. TWO. Political Economy and the Policymaking Process
  2. pp. 19-34
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  1. THREE. The Politics of Air Pollutionduring the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries The Failure of Technology
  2. pp. 35-50
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  1. FOUR. Real Estate and the Rise of the Automobile
  2. pp. 51-68
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  1. FIVE. The Establishment of Automobile Emission Standards
  2. pp. 69-88
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  1. SIX. Democratic Ethics, Environmental Groups, and Symbolic Inclusion
  2. pp. 89-102
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  1. CONCLUSION. Political Power and Global Warming
  2. pp. 103-108
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 109-116
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 117-140
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 141-144
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791483862
Related ISBN
9780791463352
MARC Record
OCLC
62750509
Pages
152
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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