College-level students of environmental science...[and] political science students -- especially those working on the global scale -- will also find it invaluable.
(Midwest Book Review
Cohen proposes a conceptual framework for policy analysis that explicitly looks at values, political concerns, science and technology aspects, policy design and economic issues, and operational management...It would be a good choice for a (multidisciplinary) graduate seminar.
Those working within the field may benefit from its big picture approach to diagnosing several environmental ills...consistent emphasis upon the role of environmental values in policy analysis and development should be commended.
(Steve Vanderheiden Environmental Ethics
About the Author
Steven Cohen is executive director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and professor in the practice of public affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is also director of the masters program in sustainability management at Columbia's School of Continuing Education. At SIPA, Cohen directs the MPA in environmental science and policy, as well as the concentration in energy and environmental policy. He has served as a policy analyst and consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other government agencies. His books include Sustainability Management: Lessons from and for New York City, America, and the Planet and The Effective Public Manager, now in its fourth edition. Cohen is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.