A Wolf in the Garden: Land Rights Movement and the Renewal of the American Environmental Movement

A Wolf in the Garden: Land Rights Movement and the Renewal of the American Environmental Movement

By: Philip D. Brick (author), R. McGreggor Cawley (editor)Paperback

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Debates concerning the federal role in regulating industry and in managing the nation's public lands are becoming increasingly contentious. This is in part due to the rise of well-organized and ideologically energized land rights movements that have vowed to resist expansion of environmental regulations and even to roll back existing environmental statutes. A Wolf in the Garden is the only book available that assembles the arguments of key thinkers in the land rights and the environmental movements. The broad range of essays in this collection unveils hidden dimensions of the debate and explores opportunities for the environmental movement to revitalize itself by taking advantage of recent changes in the political landscape.

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Philip D. Brick is associate professor of politics at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. R. McGreggor Cawley is associate professor of political science at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Knowing the Wolf, Tending the Garden Part 3 The Land Rights-Environmental Debate Chapter 4 Overcoming Ideology Chapter 5 The Pristine Silence of Leaving It All Alone Chapter 6 Property Rights Movement: How It Began and Where It Is Headed Chapter 7 Environmentalism: The Real Movement to Protect Property Rights Chapter 8 Protecting Community Stability and Local Economies: Opportunities for Local Government Influence in Federal Decision- and Policy-Making Processes Chapter 9 The County Supremacy Movement: Mendacious Myth Marketing Part 10 Analyzing the Debate Chapter 11 Environmentalists and the New Political Climate: Strategies for the Future Chapter 12 Taking the Land Rights Movement Seriously Chapter 13 The Logic of Competing Information Campaigns: Conflict over Old Growth and the Spotted Owl Chapter 14 War of Words Chapter 15 Campaigns: Conflict over Old Growth and the Spotted Owl Chapter 16 War of Words Part 17 New Directions Chapter 18 Wising up to the Wise Use Movement Chapter 19 The Economic Role of Environmental Quality in Western Public Lands Chapter 20 Wise Use Movement and the National Parks Chapter 21 End of the Progressive Era: Toward Decentralization of the Federal Lands Part 22 Coming Back into the Country Chapter 23 Community and the Politics of Place Chapter 24 Settling America: The Concept of Place in Environmental Politics Chapter 25 Peril on Common Ground: The Applegate Experiment Chapter 26 Tough Towns: The Challenge of Community-Based Conservation Chapter 27 The Wilderness Killers Chapter 28 Epilogue: Taming the Wolf Chapter 29 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780847681853
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 334
  • ID: 9780847681853
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 0847681858

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