Pol223 Final Exam

Pol223 Final Exam - What is the focused cost of NIMBY...

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Unformatted text preview: What is the focused cost of NIMBY facilities?- The costs of the region you live determines what you get. Why do they want older more testing facilities?- Its been tested before and more stable. You know what they can do Epistemic community= group of recognized professionals in a certain field that share the same beliefs- PUG WASH, Manhattan project Regime= group of people that dont share all the same beliefs but share a particular field that want policies formed- UN, Why did BUSH boycott the UN conference in Rio- You cant force us to reduce CO 2 levels China Norms- Use nature to better the economy- Mao told everyone to produce steel but this lead to deforestation 3 institutions=Courts congress and agencies -agencies are bureaucracies = handle many things like EPA Policy entrepreneurs-Lois Gibbs Space ship earth-limited resources once we limited use our resources we are doomed (ideas approach)-Ideas-Institutions--Interests- organized groups that get together trying to alter a policy (NRA, AARP) Piller (Risk Perception and Ideas)-Luddites= terrorists because they burned down the textile factories because they thought the factories were taking their jobs-NIMBYism= community groups lash out at what they see as unwarranted, unfair intrusions Ex) UCSF planned biomedical research labs Characteristics:-diffuse benefits-focused costs- often newer, less tested technologies -Chemical reactions measured scientific experimentation is theoretically value free Gusterson (How Not to Construct a Radioactive Incinerator)-First lab with incinerator was old and was ok with the locals -1988 all that changed -LLNL announced plans to build a new incinerator -Ritual of Assent= the public hearing Smith and Bassett (Perceived Risk and Uncertainty of Nuclear Waste) (Strong Differences)-scientists willing to change their views based on new information -environmental groups perceived more risks, were more certain of their beliefs, therefore, least likely to change their beliefs w/ new information-if risk perceptions are eventually reflected in policy this will lead to increasingly strict standards Layzer (Love canal)-Lois Gibbs= had a son who developed epilepsy while attending the school Founded the LCHA-Love canal helped spur Superfund law Downs (Issue-Attention Cycle) 5 stages 1) Pre-problem stage- something is wrong, but it has not captured public interests/attention 2) Alarmed Discovery-...
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