The Evolution of Research on U.S. Environmental Policy

Sheldon Kamieniecki and Michael E. Kraft

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744671
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
The Evolution of Research on U.S. Environmental Policy


This article establishes a foundation for this book. It begins by analyzing the various phases and contexts of U.S. environmental policy and the literature. It then addresses certain problematic approaches in the literature. It identifies a so-called bias of environmentalism in many research approaches and publications, wherein scholars begin their work with a specific conclusion and frame their research in such a way, intentionally or not, that their results support that conclusion. An overview of the six parts of the book is also presented.

Keywords: environmental policy; United States; environmental research; bias; environmentalism

Article.  7568 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics

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