Dr. Robert J. McMonagle

Neumann University
Political Science

Neumann University
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Aston, PA
USA
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My primary research interests include: public policy studies (general); environmental-energy politics and policy; American political institutions (e.g., Congress), American political development, and modern applications of democratic theories.

Citation:
McMonagle, Robert J. 2008. Caribou and Conoco: Rethinking Environmental Politics in Alaska's ANWR and Beyond. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Abstract: "McMonagle tackles a challenging question in this thoroughly researched study: How do we best explain the long and contentious political struggle over drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Understanding the partisan, ideological, and institutional roots of the fight over ANWR offers a window into understanding all instances where policymakers and attentive publics struggle to balance the equally desired goals of energy production and environmental protection. The result is a careful, theoretically rich, empirically informed, and policy-relevant effort to make sense of these dilemmas and, in the process, find ways to get beyond them." Christopher J. Bosso, author of Environment, Inc. and Pesticides and Politics.

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

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

Keywords

ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY CONGRESS PRESIDENT INTEREST GROUPS PUBLIC OPINION OIL NATURAL GAS DRILLING ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ALASKA FRACKING