where we begin : ch.1, p.1

in the spirit of blog etiquette, accountability, and following through… here’s something for yesterday (sat. march 2) from chapter 1 : statement of the research problem –

“In modern societies based on industrial production, policymakers tend to avoid definitions of environmental problems as social problems that require their attention because of the belief that such policies substantially counter the legislative priority of facilitating capital accumulation and economic growth. Consequently, environmental policies are typically passed only when policymakers feel pressured by public demands. Public opinion polls are common empirical measures of public attitudes toward environmental problems that policymakers use to gauge environmentalism.”

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