Howard R. Ernst

United States Naval Academy
Political Science

US Naval Academy (Political Science Dept.)
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Annapolis, MD
USA
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My latest publication, "Fight for the Bay: Why a Dark Green Environmental Awakening is Needed to Save the Chesapeake Bay", was published by Rowman and Littlefield in the fall of 2009. This work addresses the trend among environmental and natural resource policy makers to pursue environmental goals through voluntary programs, cooperative partnerships, and market-based solutions. The research project asks the central question, can voluntary environmental programs be counted on to address the pressing environmental problems of our day. The study argues that "new environmental politics," which puts a premium on market-based solutions and voluntary programs, is well suited for resolving environmental conflict, but rarely produces the environmental benefits it seeks, and in many cases actually produces environmental harm. The work gives special attention to the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort and has chapters covering environmental ethics/philosophy, environmental management, environmental interest group politics, environmental science, and environmental journalism. The work builds on my previous research about the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort "Chesapeake Bay Blues: Science, Politics, and the Struggle to Save the Bay", published by Rowman and Littlefield, 2003). Chesapeake Bay Blues was been highlighted in numerous media outlets, including the Washington Post and National Public Radio's Diane Rehm Show and resulted in invitations to testify before Congress and to guest lecture at numerous policy centers.

Citation:
Ernst, Howard R. 2003. Chesapeake Bay Blues: Science, Politics, and the Struggle to Save the Bay. Rowman and Littlefield.
Citation:
Ernst, Howard R. 2009. Fight for the Bay: Why a Dark Green Environmental Awakening is Needed to Save the Chesapeake Bay. Rowman and Littlefield.

Substantive Focus:
Environmental Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy History
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY
Public Opinion SECONDARY