Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/192060
Title:
California wild and scenic rivers : an institutional analysis
Author:
Stefan, Paul Anthony,1962-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Presented is an examination and analysis of a failed river protection institution in California from the 1960s to the early 1980s focusing on the California Wild and Scenic River Act of 1972. This act was designed to protect valued North Coast rivers, but its implementation failed under intense political pressure from two diametrically opposed and entrenched coalitions. This case study is primarily viewed under a lens of institutional analysis developed by Elinor Ostrom and the Indiana School of Public Choice. This method describes institutions as rules. When data allows, the river protection institution is enriched beyond rule based descriptions using other approaches which address relationships between individuals, organizations, and the structure of the institution. In conclusion, key lessons are identified which constitute important issues to policy-makers attempting to design or reform institutions. Also, methodologic questions raised during the analysis are discussed.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Wild and scenic rivers -- California -- Management.; Wild and scenic rivers -- Law and legislation -- California.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Bradley, M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleCalifornia wild and scenic rivers : an institutional analysisen_US
dc.creatorStefan, Paul Anthony,1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorStefan, Paul Anthony,1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPresented is an examination and analysis of a failed river protection institution in California from the 1960s to the early 1980s focusing on the California Wild and Scenic River Act of 1972. This act was designed to protect valued North Coast rivers, but its implementation failed under intense political pressure from two diametrically opposed and entrenched coalitions. This case study is primarily viewed under a lens of institutional analysis developed by Elinor Ostrom and the Indiana School of Public Choice. This method describes institutions as rules. When data allows, the river protection institution is enriched beyond rule based descriptions using other approaches which address relationships between individuals, organizations, and the structure of the institution. In conclusion, key lessons are identified which constitute important issues to policy-makers attempting to design or reform institutions. Also, methodologic questions raised during the analysis are discussed.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWild and scenic rivers -- California -- Management.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWild and scenic rivers -- Law and legislation -- California.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBradley, M.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc220914926en_US
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