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The Greening of Pentagon Brownfields : Using Environmental Discourse to Redevelop Former Military Bases :  Using Environmental Discourse to Redevelop Former Military Bases - Kenneth N. Hansen

The Greening of Pentagon Brownfields : Using Environmental Discourse to Redevelop Former Military Bases

Using Environmental Discourse to Redevelop Former Military Bases

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State and local governments in the United States are increasingly being called upon to deal with the problems associated with defense downsizing and environmental damage caused by the military. What is unknown to many people is that the United States gove

Kenneth Hansen has produced an interesting assessment of how states and localitites have increased their institutionalcapacities to deal with the unanticipated consequences of federal downsizing and pollution at military bases in the 1990s. . . . Hansen provides a rich, detailed, and comprehensive history of the base closing processes during the 1990s, highlighted by specific information derived from personal experience, a working knowledge of the policymaking process, and in-depth interviews of key personnel. * Perspectives of Politics *
Hansen shows with great precision the reality of economic development and environmental policymaking in the contemporary American city. This punchy volume should be required reading for all city officials and politicians who believe that building shopping malls and chasing sports teams constitutes the full extent of their responsibilities. -- Andrew Kirby, author of The Pentagon and the Cities

Introductionp. 1
The environmental orthodoxyp. 16
Policy implementation alternativesp. 33
The base conversion process and developmental variablesp. 49
Pentagon brownfields and green redevelopmentp. 88
Conclusionp. 127
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ISBN: 9780739105399
ISBN-10: 0739105396
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: July 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.43