David Vogel

Author, California Greenin’ How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

David Vogel is professor emeritus in the Haas School of Business and the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on business-government relations with a particular emphasis on the comparative and international dimensions of environmental and consumer regulation. He also writes on corporate social responsibility, religion and environmentalism. Vogel teaches classes on environmental policy, and business ethics and corporate responsibility.
Vogel's many books include The Politics of Precaution (Princeton) and The Market for Virtue. His latest, California Greenin’ How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader explores how, over the course of 150 years, the state has protected its scenic wilderness areas, restricted coastal oil drilling, regulated automobile emissions, preserved coastal access, improved energy efficiency and addressed global climate change. 


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California’s Story: How Did It Get Here?

California has long been on the frontlines of environmental protection. These days, however, the state is also on the frontlines of a destabilized climate, careening between record drought and extreme rainfall, while its largest electric utility shuts off power to more than a million residents to avoid more damage from climate-amplified megafires.