Burning Issue / Edition 288

Burning Issue / Edition 288

by Robert H. Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847697355

ISBN-13: 9780847697359

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In A Burning Issue, Robert Nelson makes a compelling case for abolishing the U.S. Forest Service. Created in the early 20th century to provide scientific management of the nation's forests, the U.S. Forest Service was, for many years, regarded as a model agency in the federal government. Nelson contends that this reputation is undeserved and the Forest Service's

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Overview

In A Burning Issue, Robert Nelson makes a compelling case for abolishing the U.S. Forest Service. Created in the early 20th century to provide scientific management of the nation's forests, the U.S. Forest Service was, for many years, regarded as a model agency in the federal government. Nelson contends that this reputation is undeserved and the Forest Service's performance today is unacceptable. Not only has scientific management proven impossible in practice, it is also objectionable in principle. Furthermore, Nelson argues that the Forest Service lacks a coherent vision and prefers to sponsor only fashionable environmental solutions—most recently ecosystem management. Creatively and cogently describing its history and failures, Nelson advocates replacing the service with a decentralized system to manage the protection of our national forests. A Burning Issue is a provocative study that offers insightful environmental policy alternatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847697359
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Political Economy Forum Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
0.49(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Scientific Management of Fire Chapter 3 Ecosystem Management as Fire Management Chapter 4 A Theology of Timber Harvesting Chapter 5 An Illegitimate Institution Chapter 6 Why Decentralization? Chapter 7 Lessons in Western Political Economy Chapter 8 A New Political Constitution for the Rural West Chapter 9 Conclusion Chapter 10 About the Political Economy Research Center

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