9781439915370-1439915377-In Defense of Public Lands: The Case against Privatization and Transfer

In Defense of Public Lands: The Case against Privatization and Transfer

ISBN-13: 9781439915370
ISBN-10: 1439915377
Edition: 1
Author: Davis, Steven
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Temple University Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781439915370
ISBN-10: 1439915377
Edition: 1
Author: Davis, Steven
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Temple University Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages

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Acknowledged authors Davis, Steven wrote In Defense of Public Lands: The Case against Privatization and Transfer comprising 264 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1439915377 and 9781439915370. Since then In Defense of Public Lands: The Case against Privatization and Transfer textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Debates continue to rage over the merits or flaws of public land and whether or not it should be privatized—or at least, radically reconfigured in some way. In Defense of Public Lands offers a comprehensive refutation of the market-oriented arguments. Steven Davis passionately advocates that public land ought to remain firmly in the public’s hands. He reviews empirical data and theoretical arguments from biological, economic, and political perspectives in order to build a case for why our public lands are an invaluable and irreplaceable asset for the American people.

In Defense of Public Lands briefly lays out the history and characteristics of public lands at the local, state, and federal levels while examining the numerous policy prescriptions for their privatization or, in the case of federal lands, transfer. He considers the dimensions of environmental health; markets and valuation of public land, the tensions between collective values and individual preferences, the nature and performance of bureaucratic management, and the legitimacy of interest groups and community decision-making. Offering a fair, good faith overview of the privatizers’ best arguments before refuting them, this timely book contemplates both the immediate and long-term future of our public lands.

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