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Public Lands and Private Rights : The Failure of Scientific Management - Robert H. Nelson

Public Lands and Private Rights

The Failure of Scientific Management

Paperback Published: 19th April 1995
ISBN: 9780847680092
Number Of Pages: 400

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One of the leading experts on public lands and land rights issues, Robert H. Nelson here brings together a collection of his finest essays. Nelson demonstrates that the 'progressive' goal of achieving scientific management of public lands has not been realized; instead, public land management has been dominated by interest group politics and ideology.

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Anyone who has struggled to make sense of the history of public lands management in the American West will want to read Robert Nelson's Public Lands and Private Rights.--Donald Snow, author of Inside the Environmental Movement: Meeting the Leadership Challenge

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
Intentions Are Not Good Enoughp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Ineffective Laws and Unexpected Consequences: A Brief Review of Public Land Historyp. 5
The Failed Promise of Scientific Managementp. 39
Introductionp. 41
Mythology Instead of Analysis: The Story of National Forest Managementp. 43
Uneconomic Analysis: Scientific Management on the Public Rangelandsp. 91
The Illusion of Planning: The Origins of the BLM and Forest Service Land Use Planning Systemsp. 121
The New Range Warsp. 147
Introductionp. 149
NRDC v. Morton: Judicial Policy Making in Public Rangeland Managementp. 151
The Schizophrenic West: Why the Sagebrush Rebellion Diedp. 167
Selling Other People's Property: Why the Privatization Movement Failedp. 183
Rethinking the Public Landsp. 201
Introductionp. 203
Making Sense of the Sagebrush Rebellion: A Long-Term Strategy for the Public Landsp. 205
From Progressivism to Interest-group Liberalism: The Crisis of Public Land Authorityp. 227
Decentralizing the National Forestsp. 247
Options for Changep. 255
Introductionp. 257
Some Economics of Public Rangelandsp. 259
A New Mission for RPA: Improving Market Mechanisms on Public and Private Forestsp. 275
One-third of the Nation's Coal: Planning a Market for Federal Coal Leasingp. 287
Four Good Places to Decentralize and Privatizep. 303
How to Dismantle the Interior Departmentp. 319
Private Rights to Public Landsp. 329
Introductionp. 331
Private Rights to Government Actions: How Modern Property Rights Evolvep. 333
Indexp. 365
About the Authorp. 375
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ISBN: 9780847680092
ISBN-10: 0847680096
Series: Political Economy Forum (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 19th April 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.59