Policy Tools- Overview

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Points of Note Tools = Instruments Many different names for policy tool groups Different categorizations Newer area of study- oldest environmental policy tools are “command and control” instruments, with other tools a more recent phenomenon
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Why Do We Care? Choice of instrument can determine how efficient the policy is “mismatch” can lead to ineffective policy implementation, or policies which require more resources than necessary to get the same outcome “mismatch” can lead to policy failure
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Authority Tools “grant permission, prohibit, or require action under designated circumstances” Examples: regulations, guidelines (like sustainable development guidelines) Assumptions: the public will do what they’re told because they are committed to obeying the rules without
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Incentive Tools “rely on tangible payoffs, positive or negative, to induce compliance or encourage utilization” Carrot and stick approach
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  • Fall '10
  • Aldrich
  • assumptions, Environmental policy tools, Hortatory Tools, tool groups categorizations, ineffective policy implementation

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