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Managing for the Environment: Understanding the Legal, Organizational, and Policy Challenges / Edition 1

Managing for the Environment: Understanding the Legal, Organizational, and Policy Challenges / Edition 1

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Named Best Book in Public and Nonprofit Management, 1999-2000
Academy of Management

Named Best Book in Environmental Management, 1999
American Society for Public Administration

Leaking landfills, oil contamination, illegal waste disposal, andpervasive air pollution . . . Today's managers and policy makersface a multitude of environmental challenges, choices, andopportunities. Some work in the public or private sectors. Some areregulators or regulated. Whether they are environmental specialistsor not, managers must understand scientifically complexenvironmental mandates and shifting ambiguities in order to addressthem proactively. They must not only cultivate organizationalawareness of environmental values, but also remain committed toengaging in these values.

The authors of Managing for the Environment draw from theirextensive managing, consulting, and research experiences to givemanagers, elected officials, students, and concerned citizens thetools they need to address environmental issues effectively.

Authoritative, insightful, and the first of its kind to take astrategic management view, this book:
* Describes current issues and trends in environmental affairs,including sustainable development, risk-based priority setting,managing for results, market incentives, and environmentaljustice
* Explains what readers should know about environmental laws andtheir implementation
* Shows how managers can incorporate environmental managementconcepts into their organizations' thinking by linking strategies,structures, and informational systems
* Offers strategies for overcoming the political, economic, andorganizational obstacles to doing so
* Provides methods for understanding, defining, and communicatingenvironmental risks and responses to employees, the media, andcommunities
* Presents constructive conflict resolution strategies for handlingdifficult environmental disputes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787910044
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/11/1998
Series: Business and Management Series
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 1,082,227
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

ROSEMARY O'LEARY is a noted consultant and professor of publicadministration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and PublicAffairs at Syracuse University. ROBERT F. DURANT is professor ofpublic administration and public policy in the Department ofPolitical Science and the George Bush School of Government andPublic Service at Texas A&M University. DANIEL J. FIORINO haswritten extensively on various environmental issues and strategies.He has over twenty years of experience in national environmentalpolicy making. PAUL S. WEILAND, who is a J.D. candidate at HarvardLaw School, has a Ph.D. in public policy from Indiana University.

Table of Contents


Environmental Management: Policy Issues, Trends, andTrade-Offs.

What Every Manager Should Know About Environmental Law.

Seven Legal Trends That Every Manager Should Know.


Designing Total Quality Environmental Management.

Working with the Media.

Working with Communities.

Communicating Risk.

Resolving Environmental Disputes.


Building Strategic Environmental Information Systems.

Managing Scientific and Technical Personnel.

Managing Contracts and Grants.

Adapting to Environmental Challenges: A Policymaker's ToolKit.


Principles, Practices, and Priorities for a New Century.

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