Environmental Disputes: Community Involvement In Conflict Resolution [NOOK Book]

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Environmental Disputes helps citizen groups, businesses, and governments understand how Environmental Dispute Settlement--a set of procedures for settling disputes over environmental policies without litigation--can work for them.
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Environmental Disputes: Community Involvement In Conflict Resolution

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Overview


Environmental Disputes helps citizen groups, businesses, and governments understand how Environmental Dispute Settlement--a set of procedures for settling disputes over environmental policies without litigation--can work for them.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Ward (Canaries on the Rim), a longtime environmental activist and successful grassroots organizer in the field, focuses on a refreshingly optimistic future for the earth. However, this hope-filled future is dependent on those with political authority adopting what the author believes are enlightened practices and theories in environmental science. With personal anecdotes and a conversational style, Ward provides the reader with a wealth of knowledge about contemporary environmental gurus and their teachings. He provides well-spun tales about critters like voles, coyotes, wolves, grasshoppers and oysters, and easily informs readers about such esoteric topics as deep ecology and the proposed rewilding of North America. He then delves into the causes and consequences of environmental catastrophes as diverse as the Aswan Dam, in Egypt; Lake Powell, Ariz.; and Chernobyl. However, Ward does not help to make his political case with his casual cheap-shot rhetoric against those he perceives as enemies of the environment. Additionally, he seems a fish out of water when he makes flip comments about geopolitics and the war on terrorism. These minor faults aside, this is an engaging and informative ecology book with a rare positive outlook. (May) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
To learn more about the ways in which the ecological health of American land is being improved, Ward, a Utah environmental activist, studied three different projects: the Wildlands Project, whose mission is to assist the land trust movement in developing interconnected regional conservation plans; the campaign to remove the Glen Canyon Dam from the Colorado River and drain Lake Powell; and the struggle to keep Nevada's Great Basin Desert from becoming the nation's nuclear dumping ground. Here, Ward details the history of these projects, the biographies of the activists involved, his conversations with these activists, and the various political hurdles facing the projects. Throughout, he has trouble staying focused on the topic at hand; too many fillers and irrelevant padding make the book unnecessarily long, tedious, and hard to follow. At one point, for instance, he starts talking about a singer in Utah, then moves on to Anasazi culture and a sleazy engineer from Nebraska. Although it might find a place in environmental collections, this will probably not appeal to general readers. Ilse Heidmann, Washington State Lib., Olympia Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597268882
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1990
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 295
  • File size: 800 KB

Meet the Author


James Crowfoot was dean of the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and a core faculty member of the university's interdisciplinary program in Conflict Management Alternatives.

Julia Wondolleck was an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Michigan, where she taught natural resource conflict management and negotiation skills.


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Table of Contents

Prologue
Diving into soup for fun and profit : hubris and progress in a pothole
Reconnection
1 Keeping track, watching hawks 3
2 It's a trickster world - just ask Coyote 27
3 Putting the wolf at the door 55
4 How to fill Sky Islands with parrots and jaguars 69
5 Making the map meaningful 79
6 Rewilding earth 93
7 I used to stomp on grasshoppers, but oysters made me stop 107
Restoration
1 Flash flood : driven by unquenchable thirst into the path of danger 119
2 Flashback : from suicidal fool to prophetic hydro-hero, John Wesley Powell's strange trip downriver 127
3 Dammed if you do, damned if you don't : Dominy vs. Brower 141
4 Faux flood : diverting disaster by inviting chaos 153
5 Flash forward : the draining debate over Powell's dead body 164
6 A ridiculous idea whose time has come 173
7 Fire in the water : salmon as gift or commodity 189
8 Following the money through fear and loathing 201
9 White elephants in the boneyard of pride 219
Abolition
1 First, they killed John Wayne 233
2 The perpetual peril of the peaceful atom 245
3 How the evil yellow ore returns 253
4 Activists vs. enablers 280
5 A glowing account of Horatio Alger's ABCs 300
6 Abolition and precaution 317
Epilogue 327
Notes 331
Acknowledgments 339
Index 341
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