Environmental Sustainability and American Public Administration
Past, Present, and Future
Protecting the natural environment and promoting environmental sustainability have become important objectives for U.S. policymakers and public administrators at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Institutions of American government, especially at the federal level, and the public administrators who work inside of those institutions, play a crucial role in developing and implementing environmental sustainability policies.
In this book, J. Michael Martinez focuses on assassinations and attempts in the American republic. No other nation with a population of over 50 million people has witnessed as many episodes. These violent acts trigger important questions. First, why has the United States—a country constructed on a bedrock of the rule of law and firmly committed to due process—been so susceptible to political violence? Martinez addresses this and other questions as he examines twenty-five instances of violence against elected officials and public figures in American history.