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The relationship between federalism and air quality in the Atlanta region


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Abstract (summary)

Tensions between Constitutional reserved and delegated powers limit the reach of federal and state air quality regulation. To study the Atlanta case, dynamic system analysis is combined with elements of traditional political science theories to produce a theoretical model to address relevant factors associated with growth and chronic air quality degradation in the Atlanta region. The dueling federalism model suggests that in the high growth Atlanta case, air quality degradation can be treated as a normal accident or system level failure. This results in a dynamic stalemate sustained by dueling federalism likely to maintain or worsen air quality. Potential solutions require understanding the interaction of the various dynamic processes which produce air pollution, outmaneuvering the dysfunctional aspects of federalism, and developing policies which will can reconcile air quality and economic growth and development.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Political science;
Environmental science
Classification
0615: Political science
0768: Environmental science
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences; Air quality; Atlanta; Federalism; Georgia; Home rule
Title
The relationship between federalism and air quality in the Atlanta region
Author
Meals, George
Number of pages
256
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0079
Source
DAI-A 65/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496166039, 0496166034
Advisor
Waugh, William
University/institution
Georgia State University
University location
United States -- Georgia
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3156087
ProQuest document ID
305188920
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305188920
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