02 Politics and PublicPolicy

02 Politics and PublicPolicy - Standards based on best...

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1 Politics and Public Policy Political Systems Constitutional democracy Constitution An electorate The elected Bureaucrats Change is brought about through: Political Systems Autocracy Monarchy Dictatorship Change is brought about through: Environmental Regulation How do “environmentalists” and “polluters” influence environmental regulation? Mechanisms of setting environmental regulations No unreasonable risk: Food regulations, Food and Drug Act No risks: Delaney clause Risk-benefit balancing: Pesticide regulation
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Unformatted text preview: Standards based on best available technology: Clean Water and Clean Air Acts Cost-benefit balancing: Toxic Substances Control Act. 2 Environmental Regulation How do you feel about environmental regulation? Is environmental regulation a necessity we cannot live without? Is environmental regulation a luxury we cannot afford? Environmental Regulation How do you feel about environmental regulation? How can you become involved in influencing environmental and other policies?...
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