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The Resource The Republican reversal : conservatives and the environment from Nixon to Trump, James Morton Turner, Andrew C. Isenberg

The Republican reversal : conservatives and the environment from Nixon to Trump, James Morton Turner, Andrew C. Isenberg

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The Republican reversal : conservatives and the environment from Nixon to Trump
Title
The Republican reversal
Title remainder
conservatives and the environment from Nixon to Trump
Statement of responsibility
James Morton Turner, Andrew C. Isenberg
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Language
eng
Summary
Not long ago, Republicans could take pride in their party's tradition of environmental leadership. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the GOP helped to create the Environmental Protection Agency, extend the Clean Air Act, and protect endangered species. Today, as Republicans denounce climate change as a "hoax" and seek to dismantle the environmental regulatory state they worked to build, we are left to wonder: What happened? In The Republican Reversal, James Morton Turner and Andrew C. Isenberg show that the party's transformation began in the late 1970s, with the emergence of a new alliance of pro-business, libertarian, and anti-federalist voters. This coalition came about through a concerted effort by politicians and business leaders, abetted by intellectuals and policy experts, to link the commercial interests of big corporate donors with states'-rights activism and Main Street regulatory distrust. Fiscal conservatives embraced cost-benefit analysis to counter earlier models of environmental policy making, and business tycoons funded think tanks to denounce federal environmental regulation as economically harmful, constitutionally suspect, and unchristian, thereby appealing to evangelical views of man's God-given dominion of the Earth. As Turner and Isenberg make clear, the conservative abdication of environmental concern stands out as one of the most profound turnabouts in modern American political history, critical to our understanding of the GOP's modern success. The Republican reversal on the environment is emblematic of an unwavering faith in the market, skepticism of scientific and technocratic elites, and belief in American exceptionalism that have become the party's distinguishing characteristics.--
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1973-
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Turner, James Morton
Dewey number
333.70973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GE197
LC item number
.T87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Isenberg, Andrew C.
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  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Anti-environmentalism
  • Conservatism
  • United States
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Republican Party
  • Anti-environmentalism
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • SCIENCE / Environmental Science
  • Umweltpolitik
  • Umweltschutz
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The Republican reversal : conservatives and the environment from Nixon to Trump, James Morton Turner, Andrew C. Isenberg
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-258) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Conservatives before and after Earth Day -- Visions of abundance -- The cost of clean air and water -- American exceptionalism in a warming world
Control code
1023100262
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780674979970
Lccn
2018009744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028571398
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023100262
Label
The Republican reversal : conservatives and the environment from Nixon to Trump, James Morton Turner, Andrew C. Isenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conservatives before and after Earth Day -- Visions of abundance -- The cost of clean air and water -- American exceptionalism in a warming world
Control code
1023100262
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780674979970
Lccn
2018009744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028571398
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023100262

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