The American Presidency and Environmental Policy

Norman J. Vig

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744671
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
 The American Presidency and Environmental Policy

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This article begins with a review of research on environmental policy making by different presidents. It classifies presidents into three categories, based primarily on their environmental policy agendas and relative success in achieving them. These are the opportunistic leaders, frustrated underachievers, and rollback advocates. The discussion then turns to the nature of presidential powers.

Keywords: American presidents; environmental policies; policy making; presidential powers

Article.  10284 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics

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