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Dismantling Public PolicyPreferences, Strategies, and Effects$
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Michael W. Bauer, Andrew Jordan, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, and Adrienne Héritier

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199656646

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656646.001.0001

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Active Dismantling Under High Institutional Constraints? Explaining the Bush Administration’s Attempts to Weaken US Air Pollution Control Policy

Active Dismantling Under High Institutional Constraints? Explaining the Bush Administration’s Attempts to Weaken US Air Pollution Control Policy

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(p.81) 4 Active Dismantling Under High Institutional Constraints? Explaining the Bush Administration’s Attempts to Weaken US Air Pollution Control Policy
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Dismantling Public Policy
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Stefanie Korte

Helge Jörgens

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656646.003.0004

This chapter analyses the attempts of the Bush Administration in the United States (2001-2009) to dismantle the New Source Review (NSR), a programme to control air pollution from large and stationary sources. After a short introduction to US environmental politics, it first identifies potential drivers affecting decision makers' perceptions of dismantling costs and benefits. Attention is paid to motivational factors (i.e. economic considerations and ideology) as well as the institutional setting of environmental policy. After formulating tentative expectations regarding actors' behaviour, it describes and analyses the Bush Administration's dismantling attempts and strategies. By considering motivations, constraints, effects, and outputs it reveals how the dismantling of the NSR ultimately failed. This case study demonstrates the need to disentangle unintended and intended effects of dismantling attempts in order to identify the underlying dismantling strategies; it also suggests the need for a closer analysis of the circumstances under which institutional aspects influence actors' choice of dismantling strategies.

Keywords:   policy dismantling, active dismantling, environmental policy, air policy, US politics

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