"The burgeoning literature on environmental federalism has a strong new book to add to its ranks. Rabe's STATEHOUSE AND GREENHOUSE offers an engaging look at the development of climate change policy at the subnational level in the U.S.... Highly recommended." M.C. Stephan, Washington State University, Choice, 11/1/2004
"This well volume by a professor of environmental policy is an essential book for students of environmental and energy policy." Educational Book Review, 9/1/2004
"make[s] important contributions to the growing literature on comparative environmental policy....Rabe has written an analytically insightful and approachable book that serves various audiences. It has lessons for those concerned with the robustness and fundamental nature of American federalism and bottom-up policymaking" Daniel Mazmanian, Publius, 9/22/2006
Policy inertia is not the story of this book, however. Statehouse and Greenhouse examines the surprising evolution of state-level government policies on global climate change. Environmental policy analyst Barry Rabe details a diverse set of innovative cases, offering detailed analysis of state-level policies designed to combat global warming. The book explains why state innovation in global climate change has been relatively vigorous and why it has drawn so little attention thus far.
Rabe draws larger potential lessons from this recent flurry of American experience. Statehouse and Greenhouse helps to move debate over global climate change from bombast to the realm of what is politically and technically feasible. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.