George J. Busenberg

Soka University of America
Environmental Studies

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My research examines the processes and consequences of environmental policy change. My research has applied the punctuated equilibrium theory in empirical studies of marine oil pollution prevention, protected natural areas management, and wildfire management. My current research agenda focuses on the policy dynamics of protected natural areas.

Citation:
Busenberg, George J. 2013. "Oil and Wilderness in Alaska: Natural Resources, Environmental Protection, and National Policy Dynamics." Georgetown University Press.
Abstract: This book applies the punctuated equilibrium theory to examine three national policy reforms that authorized the development of the nation's largest oil field in northern Alaska, established a vast system of protected natural areas throughout Alaska, and reformed the management of the marine oil trade in American waters in response to a massive oil spill disaster in Alaska. This book also examines the enduring consequences of these policy reforms for Alaska, America, and the world.
URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/oil-and-wilderness-alaska
Citation:
Busenberg, George J. 2004. “Wildfire Management in the United States: The Evolution of a Policy Failure.” Review of Policy Research 21(2): 145-156.

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy
Energy and Natural Resource Policy
Environmental Policy PRIMARY
Governance SECONDARY

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

Keywords

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIUM THEORY COLLABORATION LEARNING IN PUBLIC POLICY ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT CITIZEN PARTICIPATION MARINE OIL POLLUTION WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT ALASKA PROTECTED NATURAL AREAS PUBLIC POLICY OIL POLLUTION