The Western Confluence: A Guide to Governing Natural Resources

The Western Confluence: A Guide to Governing Natural Resources

by Will Harmon, Matthew McKinney
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559639636

ISBN-13: 9781559639637

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Island Press

"Shaped by 150 years of persistent conflicts over natural resources, the American West has endured a succession of strategies for resolving disputes - prior appropriation, scientific management, public participation, citizen ballot initiatives, public interest litigation, devolution, and interest-based negotiation. All of these strategies are still in play, yet the…  See more details below

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"Shaped by 150 years of persistent conflicts over natural resources, the American West has endured a succession of strategies for resolving disputes - prior appropriation, scientific management, public participation, citizen ballot initiatives, public interest litigation, devolution, and interest-based negotiation. All of these strategies are still in play, yet the West remains mired in gridlock. In fact, these strategies are often themselves a source of conflict." The Western Confluence is designed to help us navigate through the gridlock by reframing natural resource disputes and the strategies for resolving them. Relying on their first-hand experience, the authors offer practical information and insight for anyone involved with public decision making, as well as for professionals, faculty, and students in natural resource management, environmental law and policy, and conflict management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559639637
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

About Island Press,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
List of Tables,
Table of Figures,
Foreword,
Preface,
Introduction,
1 - The Nature of Western Resource Disputes,
2 - First in Time, First in Right,
3 - The Promise of Scientific Expertise,
4 - Integrating Science and Citizens,
5 - Citizens Strike Back,
6 - This Land Is Our Land,
7 - Sharing Responsibility,
8 - A Changing Landscape,
9 - The Architecture of Dialogue,
Acknowledgments,
Appendix - Project Evaluation Form,
About the Authors,
Index,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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