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Water, Land, and Law in the West: The Limits of Public Policy, 1850-1920 (Development of Western Resources)

Pisani, Donald J.

Editore: Univ Pr of Kansas, 1996
ISBN 10: 0700607951 / ISBN 13: 9780700607952
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Titolo: Water, Land, and Law in the West: The Limits...

Casa editrice: Univ Pr of Kansas

Data di pubblicazione: 1996

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Riassunto: This volume features the best and most influential essays by Donald Pisani, one of our nation's leading environmental and western historians. Collectively, the essays highlight the central role played by land, water, and timber allocation in the American West and show how efforts to achieve justice and efficiency were compromised by the region's obsession with achieving rapid economic growth.

Pisani's work underscores the importance of natural resources to the American vision of opportunity and social progress, as well as the limits of federal influence in resolving the complex tensions between national and local control, between government regulation and laissez-faire capitalism, between democratic and corporate power, and between development and conservation.

His work reminds us that westerners, ever wary of any form of centralized planning, have been far more supportive of the marketplace than government direction, and he demonstrates just how difficult it is to alter natural resource policies to keep pace with changing times and values. For those already familiar with Pisani or those coming to him for the first time, this is an invaluable volume.

This book is part of the Development of Western Resources series.

Sinossi: "Pisani has proven himself to be one of the nation's most thoughtful and meticulous scholars of natural resource law and its history. This book gathers together his most important essays. It is a collection that every student of American conservation policy will want to own". -- William J. Cronon, author of Nature's Metropolis.

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