The Making of the 1967 Montana Clean Air Act

@article{Melichar1987TheMO,
  title={The Making of the 1967 Montana Clean Air Act},
  author={Kenneth E. Melichar},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  year={1987},
  volume={30},
  pages={49 - 70}
}
This article uses the social definitional process approach to understand the making of the 1967 Montana Clean Air Act. This approach holds that it is how the various competing social groups define the objective situation (air pollution) as problematic and then act on these definitions that counts. Based on their cultural meanings of the problem, the competing groups engage in claims-making activities that they seek to have legitimated in law. In the struggle for the legitimation of the various… 
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