"The Southwest Under Stress" examines the development-environment conflict in the four contiguous states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. It emphasizes three issues with implications that extend far beyond the Southwest: water---its quantity, quality, and allocation; environment---how and to what extent it should be preserved; and the future of Native American and other poverty-stricken peoples. Energy comes in for special attention because the Southwest is a principal repository of fossil and nuclear fuels.This book serves as a guide for public policy in the region, and many of the policy alternatives set out are aimed at state and local governments. Alleviating poverty, improving the lot of Native Americans, and formulating workable water, environmental, and natural resources development policies are all of special concern to the region, but the federal government has asserted a dominant role in may of these areas. The book discusses ways in which the federal role may change to improve both federal policy itself and cooperation with other levels of government.
"This thought-provoking book is purported to be a capstone on the Southwest Region Under Stress Project, which extended from 1973 through 1978. The intended outgrowth of this extensive research endeavor was the anticipated inducement of viable public-sector state and local government policy alternatives... Even though this provocative volume is one of many scholarly publications which radiate from the aforementioned Southwest Under Stress Project, and would generally provide a worthy selection to the regional scholar's professional library, the variation in the topical content range implies a reader's choice classification. Several selections should prove to be beneficial to both undergraduate and graduate reading lists in courses related to economic geography, demographic economics, natural resources, and regional economics." --'Journal of Regional Science', Vol. 23, No. 2, 1983.
Series: Resources for the Fu
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 1981
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 21.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.635