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Environmental policy : Australian practice in the context of theory

Author: Ian Thomas
Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a discussion of the processes and practices in environmental policy. Grounded in theory, it shows how policy is developed on a practical level within an Australian context.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Thomas
ISBN: 9781862876033 1862876037
OCLC Number: 153122224
Description: xx, 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 The background to environmental policy --
2 Contexts for environmental policy: being alerted and inclined to action --
3 International environmental policy --
4 Environmental policies of the Commonwealth government --
5 Australian State and Territory governments: their structures for environmental policy and examples of key policies --
6 Local government environmental policy --
7 Corporate environmental policy --
8 Policy concepts and theories --
9 Agenda-setting in policy --
10 Policy formulation --
11 Implementation: contexts and directions --
12 Implementation approaches --
13 Monitoring policy --
14 Evaluating and reviewing policy --
15 The influence of values, groups, networks and the media --
16 Structures of government: influence on policy-making --
17 Intergovernmental arrangements --
18 Influences on corporate environmental policy --
19 Influence of globalisation --
20 Directions for environmental policy.
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This book provides practical and theoretical guidance for people who develop and/or implement environmental policies and is designed to equip all environmental policy-makers with the theoretical  Read more...

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