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Preserving Public Lands for the Future: The Politics of Intergenerational Goods

Series: American Governance and Public Policy Series

By: William R Lowry

297 pages, Tabs, maps

Georgetown University Press

Paperback | Oct 1998 | #86257 | ISBN: 0878407022
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Hardback | Feb 2010 | #86256 | ISBN-13: 9780878407019
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About this book

Evaluates data on park systems from over 100 countries and provides case-studies of 4 (US, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica) showing how and why the delivery of intergenerational goods can vary.

Provides both a new theoretical framework for understanding national public land policy and a detailed examination of the existing land policies of four nations Lowry's theoretical framework is innovative, and he considers several variables that are often overlooked. -- Perspectives on Political Science "Lowry's interweaving of anecdotal illustrations and well-chosen detail within the broader theoretical framework makes for a compelling argument... Recommended for all levels." -- Choice


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Biography

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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