05-2 - Lecture 5 Politics and the Environment Politics-Definitions and Example Political Challenges with Environmental Issues Politics-Definition

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1 Lecture 5: Politics and the Environment • Politics—Definitions and Example • Political Challenges with Environmental Issues Politics—Definition • Actions taken by groups to _____ _ adress problems _ not sloved by __ individuals. ___ Politics—Example Women's fashion and the Florida feather trade around 1870-1900 Politics—Example Actions Resulting from Feather Trade in Florida 1. Laws to protect _ all native birds ____ 2. First National Wildlife Refuges 3. Everglades National Park 4. National Audubon Society 5. Hiring of first wildlife managers U.S. government and conservation • All branches of U.S. federal government can influence the environment Legislative branch _ make laws("Acts") _ Executive branch - agencies make " rules " that _ determines details of how _ laws one enforced ______ • Judicial branch - rules on whether agencies' actions are legal, laws are constitutional, tries violators, etc. Political Problems 1. Public perception makes political reality… __ public doesn't usually feel urgency about addressing longerterm and _ global problems _______________
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2 Political Problems 1. Public perception makes political reality 2. Incremental decision making 3.Fragmentation of environmental policy making (fragmentation of responsibility) "Fragmentation of responsibility" Next topic: Environmental Train
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course FNR 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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05-2 - Lecture 5 Politics and the Environment Politics-Definitions and Example Political Challenges with Environmental Issues Politics-Definition

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