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Land in the American West : private claims and the common good

Author: William G Robbins; James C Foster
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in Land in the American West deal with complex, troublesome, and interrelated questions regarding land: Who owns it? Who has access to it? What happens when private rights infringe upon the public good, or when one ethnic group is pitted against another, or when there is a conflict between economic and environmental values? Many of these questions have deep historical roots. They all have special  Read more...
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Land in the American West.
Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00047937
(OCoLC)45015413
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William G Robbins; James C Foster
ISBN: 9780295802893 0295802898
OCLC Number: 778494773
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 222 pages)
Contents: In search of western lands / William G. Robbins --
Private property and the public interest : land in the American idea / Daniel W. Bromley --
Property rights, freedom, and evolving social order / Bruce Yandle --
New property rights debates : the dialectics of naming, blaming, and claiming / Sarah Pralle and Michael W. McCann --
Land for cities, scenery for city people : managing urbanization in the American grain / Carl Abbott --
From open range to closed range on the public lands / William D. Rowley --
Dividing the land : the Taylor Ranch and the case of preserving the limited access commons / María E. Montoya --
Public lands and public sentiment : a comparative look at national parks / Arthur R. Gómez --
Owning it all in Alaska : the political power of a rhetorical paradigm / Stephen Haycox --
Contested terrain : the business of land in the American West / Richard White.
Responsibility: edited by William G. Robbins, James C. Foster.
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