By David Howard Davis
Based at the author’s 39 years of educating environmental coverage, operating in Washington, and touring, Comparing Environmental guidelines in sixteen Countries deals a whole primer in environmental dilemmas and regulations from a comparative viewpoint. The ebook covers sixteen international locations in line with 5 subject matters: participation, curiosity teams, political events, governmental buildings, and the diplomatic schedule. the writer has visited all the sixteen international locations and provides unique insights at the dynamics in their policies.
The writer balances conception and useful recommendations, evaluating guidelines, highlighting successes and screw ups, and suggesting most sensible practices. He appears for universal beneficial properties corresponding to the Environmental Decade or reaction to the Kyoto Protocol. He reveals many situations of diffusion comparable to the influence of Rachel Carson or Jacques Cousteau. The research levels from complicated commercial international locations to constructing ones. The tone is confident, with proof and concepts conveyed via vignettes each one bankruptcy concludes with highlights of what that nation acquired from others, resembling the recognition of Carson’s publication or Cousteau’s movies, and thoughts, reminiscent of the assumption of a countrywide park or of a eco-friendly political party.
From the theoretical point of view, evaluating environmental concerns can light up different coverage components. Over all, the booklet demonstrates swift diffusion one of the Western democracies, and slower diffusion to Russia and China.
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