The myth of the envirocrat

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Bureaucrats have taken a bad rap in the last quarter century, a result of the anti-Washington movement begun a quarter century ago with the Reagan administration. Environmental agency personnel have come in for special scrutiny, whether deserved or not. Why are these "myths of the bureaucracy" so appealing to Americans? But more important, what do EPA and state environmental personnel actually think about their roles, powers, duties, prerogatives, and personal politics?

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationEnvironmental Forum
StatePublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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