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Accumulating Knowledge, Accumulating Pollution? Ecological Modernization in the United Kingdom

Maarten A. Hajer

in The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293330
eISBN:
9780191599408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829333X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Focuses on the history of the political problem of acid rain in the United Kingdom. Reconstructs two distinct discourse coalitions: a traditional pragmatic one and a coalition constructed around ... More


The Micro‐Powers of Apocalypse: Ecological Modernization in the Netherlands

Maarten A. Hajer

in The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293330
eISBN:
9780191599408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829333X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

One of the most comprehensive discussions of the Dutch environmental ‘policy planning’ approach. Analyses how the acid rain issue became a key problem that persuaded many that a new policy strategy ... More


The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Maarten A. Hajer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293330
eISBN:
9780191599408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829333X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The book identifies the emergence and increasing political importance of ‘ecological modernization’ as a new language in environmental politics. In this conceptual language, environmental management ... More


Transboundary Cooperation to Address Acid Rain: Europe, North America, and East Asia Compared

Miranda A. Schreurs

in Beyond Resource Wars: Scarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014977
eISBN:
9780262295505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014977.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter begins with an in-depth description of an environmental scarcity problem called acid rain, which results in serious ecological destruction and affects human health. The discussion ... More


Scientists and Agenda Setting

Ann Campbell Keller

in Science in Environmental Policy: The Politics of Objective Advice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013123
eISBN:
9780262258982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013123.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the role of scientists in the early stages of the policy process of agenda setting by analyzing science narratives offered for acid rain and climate change. Current theoretical ... More


Introduction

Scott Barrett

in Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199286096
eISBN:
9780191602832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286094.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explains why international cooperation on environmental issues is needed but is also difficult to develop and sustain. Even when treaties are negotiated and brought into force, it is ... More


Scientists and Legislation

Ann Campbell Keller

in Science in Environmental Policy: The Politics of Objective Advice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013123
eISBN:
9780262258982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013123.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines political debates in legislative settings, explaining the specific features of legislative policymaking, and discusses institutionalizing science narratives for acid rain and ... More


Science in Environmental Policy: The Politics of Objective Advice

Ann Campbell Keller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013123
eISBN:
9780262258982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Scientists often bring issues to the policy agenda, translating scientific questions into everyday language and political terms. When Roger Revelle characterized the Earth as “a spaceship” in ... More


A Rain of Ashes

Rachel Emma Rothschild

in Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634715
eISBN:
9780226634852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634852.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction provides an overview of how acid rain changed ideas about the threat fossil fuels posed to the environment. It also outlines the historical methods employed in the book, including ... More


Scientists and Implementation

Ann Campbell Keller

in Science in Environmental Policy: The Politics of Objective Advice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013123
eISBN:
9780262258982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013123.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the impact of boundaries between science and policy and the limitation of scientists’ participation in policy deliberations and their policy narratives. The chapter also ... More


Conclusion

Ann Campbell Keller

in Science in Environmental Policy: The Politics of Objective Advice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013123
eISBN:
9780262258982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013123.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book examines the role of scientists in building environmental policy outcomes. Scientists are making political arguments to present scientific issues so that they will be considered in the ... More


On a Clear Day, You Can See the Coase Theorem

Barry Nalebuff

in The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 1

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240692
eISBN:
9780191714269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240692.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Coase theorem states that with zero transaction costs, private and social costs will be equal and the value of production will be maximized. Absence of transaction costs means the world is a ... More


Mirror Lake: Past, Present, and Future

Gene E. Likens and James W. Labaugh

in Mirror Lake: Interactions among Air, Land, and Water

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261198
eISBN:
9780520944497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261198.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the hydrological and biogeochemical characteristics of Mirror Lake and the changes that resulted from air-land-water interactions and human activities. Since the formation of ... More


Acid Rain

in Environmental Pollution Studies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the formation of acid rain and its impact on the environment. Waste gases discharged from chemical factories and power stations are usually released into the atmosphere. These ... More


Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution

Rachel Emma Rothschild

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634715
eISBN:
9780226634852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634852.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The environmental repercussions from fossil fuel use have drawn increasing attention from the public in recent years, particularly as climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing threats ... More


Environmental Pollution Studies

Gerry Best

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313035
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book examines a number of important contemporary environmental issues. The topics covered include sewage treatment, eutrophication, air pollution, acid rain, global warming and pollution from ... More


Protecting National Parks from Air Pollution Effects: Making Sausage from Science and Policy

Jill S. Baron, Tamara Blett, William C. Malm, Ruth M. Alexander, and Holly Doremus

in Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422954
eISBN:
9780226423142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The story of air pollution research, policy development, and management in national parks is a fascinating blend of cultural change, vision, interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration, and ... More


Measuring the quality of the environment

in Environmental Pollution Studies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the chemical analysis of pollutants. It describes the analytical procedures for the measurement of suspended solids, turbidity, chloride, alkalinity, permanganate value (PV), ... More


Introduction

Ann Campbell Keller

in Science in Environmental Policy: The Politics of Objective Advice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013123
eISBN:
9780262258982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013123.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book focuses on the role of scientists in creating and shaping public attention and attentiveness and, finally, public decision-making regarding environmental policy outcomes. The book also ... More


Epilogue: The Climate Change Reckoning

Rachel Emma Rothschild

in Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634715
eISBN:
9780226634852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634852.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The epilogue discusses how the history of acid rain can help inform our responses to climate change. There are many parallels between the two issues, notably that the worst polluters will suffer less ... More


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