The Western Confluence: A Guide To Governing Natural Resources (Hardback)
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The Western Confluence: A Guide To Governing Natural Resources (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/07/2004
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For 150 years, the American West has been shaped by persistent conflicts over natural resources. This has given rise to 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 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. In it, the authors trace the principles of natural resource governance across the history of western settlement and reveal how they have met at the beginning of the twenty-first century to create a turbid, often contentious confluence of laws, regulations, and policies. They also offer practical suggestions for resolving current and future disputes. Ultimately, the authors argue, fully integrating the values of interest-based negotiation into the briar patch of existing public decision making strategies is the best way to foster livable communities.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559639620
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 25 mm

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