ERIC Number: ED066320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Air Pollution and the Social Sciences: Formulating and Implementing Control Programs.
Downing, Paul B., Ed.
The social science literature, dealing with air quality, up to mid-1970 is reviewed and synthesized in five separately authored chapters, one for each of sociology, psychology, political science, law and economies. In addition to suggesting what each discipline can contribute to the solution of the air pollution problem, gaps in the literature are identified, and needed research recommended. The authors' perspective is that technological limitations of control devices are not the limiting factors to providing clean air: social, political, legal and economic factors may be preventing a current solution. An introductory chapter defines the central issues of interest to social scientists, and a concluding chapter based upon the reviews and technical and health data presents a model for policy analysis. The model is diagramatically presented as a policy trade-off analysis flow chart. An 80 page bibliography lists books and journal articles arranged according to broad subject areas. (AL)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Bibliographies, Economics, Environmental Influences, Laws, Political Science, Pollution, Research Needs, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Sciences
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($16.50)
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