Western Public Lands and Environmental Politics / Edition 2

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Overview


Beset by competing interests, efforts by federal agencies, Congress, and the courts to balance ecological and economic values in the development of federal land policies have produced a wide range of outcomes. This revised and updated volume of Western Public Lands and Environmental Politics examines the interplay between political organizations, interest groups, economic conditions, and demographic shifts, offering an explanation of changes in policies during this period that affected the management of rangeland, timber, energy, mineral, and wilderness resources. The book includes an entirely new chapter on wildlife policy and a review of different federal programs affecting public lands. It will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental politics and policy, natural resource management, public policy, and environmental history as well as to the general reader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813337685
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Charles Davis is professor of political science at Colorado State University and the author of The Politics of Hazardous Waste(1993).
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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Acronyms
1 Introduction: The Context of Public Lands Policy Change 1
2 Fighting over Public Lands: Interest Groups, States, and the Federal Government 11
3 A Critique of the Multiple Use Framework in Public Lands Decisionmaking 32
4 From Localism to Legalism: The Transformation of Federal Forest Policy 47
5 Politics and Public Rangeland Policy 74
6 Reform at a Geological Pace: Mining Policy on the Federal Lands, 1964-1994 95
7 Energy on Federal Lands 122
8 National Parks Policy 150
9 Wilderness Policy 172
10 Conclusion: Public Lands and Policy Change 193
About the Book 203
About the Editor and Contributors 204
Index 206
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