Three Faces of Environmental Politics Science, Ideology, and Office-Holding I. Controversies in Environmental Politics Are Navy sonar tests worth the environmental costs? I. Controversies in Environmental Politics Are Navy sonar tests worth the environmental costs?
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Science, Ideology, and Office-Holding
Example: use math to estimate positions of the planets, not to describe their “real” motion. Justification = many models describe identical data (apparent motion of planets)
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a. The importance of salience: relative weight of different issues
What is the message of the ad?
a. Credible Commitment -- Conditional support
b. Outreach -- Publicity, Money, Media Access
c. Persuasion -- Information to representatives
a. Logrolling: You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours
From the early American practice of neighbors gathering to help clear land by rolling off and burning felled timber.
From the early American practice of neighbors gathering to help clear land by rolling off and burning felled timber.B. Government Action1. Legislation
a. Judicial Review: Power of courts to review laws
b. Interpretation: Court must interpret words like “navigable waters” and “pollutant”
c. Limit: Chevron deference (if law is unclear, then defer to Executive)
Bush 2004 response