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Pesticides and Politics: The Life Cycle of a Public Issue (Pitt series in policy and institutional studies) Hardcover – June, 1987

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“Of these three works [under review] the best analysis of environmental regulation in the United States is Christopher Bosso's. . . . He successfully illustrates how policy has lagged behind blossoming knowledge of soils and water during the last generation.”
—Journal of Forest History


“Bosso, who focuses on the period from 1947 to 1986, relies on a historical case study approach. However, he borrows aptly from several conceptual frameworks to highlight the broader significance of specific developments and findings. . . . the book is well-written and highly readable. . . . Pesticides and Politics is also a sobering book, as indeed it ought to be.”
—Land Economics


“Christopher Bosso provides us not only with an excellent historical account of the maturation of pesticides policy, but also with an iterative interpretation of the relationship between politics and policy which will inform students, scholars and policy-makers alike.”
—American Politics Group Newsletter
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About the Author

Christopher J. Bosso is professor and associate dean, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University.
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Product Details

  • Series: Pitt series in policy and institutional studies
  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr (Txt) (June 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822935473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822935476
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,936,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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So my husband hands me this book, says, "Honey, I know you planned to clean the house and cook my dinner and raise my children this weekend, but you're going to have to put all that on hold. THIS CAN'T WAIT." I look at this book by Dr. Bosso, thinking, well, "Ewww," because bugs disgust me, but I love my husband and more or less trust his taste in books, so I poured a cold one and sat down with the worthy tome. **HOURS LATER** when all my limbs went numb from lack of movement, I realized that I was holding a modern-day classic. This is one heck of a read, and I don't use those words lightly. Though I'm more a children's literature-kind of girl, "Pesticides and Politics" had me in stitches. Suspenseful, yet strangely moving -- I can't recommend it highly enough. And (I write these words with a blush) the sensual charisma of Dr. Bosso shines through every word. My life goal is to meet this man someday...
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By A Customer on October 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
1) Begin with the flag-bedecked grasshopper on the front cover. 2) Be aware that the plot concerns a bunch of politicians arguing about DDT and other assorted rodenticides. 3) Be informed that the "tome" is written in turgid prose as exciting as Lemon Jello for dessert and as subtle and supple as a quartz quarry. 4) Don't say you weren't warned
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