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Preserving Public Lands for the Future: The Politics of Intergenerational Goods [Series: American Governance and Public Policy]

Lowry, William R.

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ISBN 10: 0878407014 / ISBN 13: 9780878407019
Published by Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC, 1998
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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. . . . 8vo, hardcover. No dj. Vg+ condition. Single non-circulating ex-lib stamp & label on 2 early pgs (only markings), tiny nick at cover edge, interior bright, crisp & clean, unread. xvi, 297 p., maps. Bookseller Inventory # 1070608.28

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Title: Preserving Public Lands for the Future: The ...

Publisher: Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Examines the idea of systematic preservation and its roots, societal factors and institutional constraints which shape the behavior of those responsible for national parks, and how and why preservation policies differ from nation to nation. Includes a broad historical and quantitative overview of preservation efforts throughout the world; case studies of preservation efforts in the US, Australia, Canada, and Costa Rica; and a concluding chapter which reviews the theories, offers suggestions, and discusses how the study's findings can be applied to other intergenerational goods (e.g. retirement pensions and future defense systems) that public sectors are asked to provide. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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William R. Lowry is associate professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis and author of The Dimensions of Federalism (Duke University Press, 1992) and The Capacity for Wonder (Brookings Institution Press, 1994).

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