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Author Walker, K. J. (Ken J.), 1940-

Title The political economy of environmental policy : an Australian introduction / Ken Walker
Published Kensington, NSW, Australia ; [Great Britain] : University of New South Wales Press, 1994


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Description xii, 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Environmental Problems. 1. Toxic Waste Pollution. 2. Humans and Their Impact on the Environment. 3. Ecology and Politics -- Pt. 2. The Murray-Darling System. 4. Salinity in the Murray-Darling River System. 5. Irrigation: A History of Conflict. 6. Gridlock and Landslide. 7. Taking Stock -- Pt. 3. A Dash of Theory. 8. Scarcity, Competition, and Collective Goods. 9. Strategic Games. 10. Social Choice. 11. Making Decisions -- Pt. 4. Political Economy and Public Policy. 12. The State in Environmental Management. 13. The Modern State. 14. Development and Environment in Australia. 15. The Political Economy of 'Development' in Australia -- Pt. 5. Environmental Policy in Australia. 16. Making Policy. 17. Evaluating Environmental Policy. 18. The Challenge of Environmental Policy
Summary This is the first Australian textbook in the important and growing field of environmental politics and policy. Using the management of the Murray-Darling Basin as a central case-study, The Political Economy of Environmental Policy shows how and why environmental problems generate political conflict. It also brings relevant perspectives from political theory to bear on environmental issues, emphasising in particular their collective nature, and the uses of social choice and game theory in understanding them. It underlines the dilemmas faced by decision makers and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of modern decision theories when applied human impacts on the natural environment. This is a textbook intended for students commencing the study of environmental policy or politics at first year university or higher
Analysis Darling River
Darling river
Decision making
Environmental impact
Federal issue
Murray River
Murray river
Natural resource management
Social choice
State issue
Sustainable development
Notes CIP confirmed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-330) and index
Subject Environmental policy -- Australia -- Murray River Region (N.S.W.-S. Aust.)
Environmental policy -- Australia -- Darling River Region (N.S.W.)
Environmental policy -- Australia -- Darling River Region (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Environmental policy -- Australia.
Environmental policy -- Darling River Region (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Environmental policy -- Darling River Region, New South Wales
Environmental policy -- Australia -- Murray River Region (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Environmental policy -- Murray River Region (New South Wales and South Australia)
Environmental policy -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Darling River Region
Environmental policy -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Darling River Region
Hazardous wastes -- Australia -- Queensland -- Logan City
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Political aspects.
Australia -- Economic conditions.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Australia -- Politics and government.
Darling River Region (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Murray River Region (N.S.W.-S.A.)
LC no. 95166285
ISBN 086840070X