Environmental Politics and Law: Property Rights and Public Lands Management (Lecture 18 of 24) Yale | Spring 2010

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Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255)

The lecture centers on public lands management and the effect of property rights on sustainable resource management. Property rights create a complex set of relationships that complicate effective environmental management. Popular conceptions of wilderness also make it difficult to manage public lands sustainably, since people view wilderness as a place of freedom, without regulation. Managing property rights and people's concept of right to wilderness are the central issues facing natural resource managers and public lands managers. As a result, it is important to consider external forces, such as climate change, that influence one's ability to exercise property rights.

  • 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Question of Authority
  • 09:58 - Chapter 2. Adirondack Pie: Public and Private
  • 19:12 - Chapter 3. Popular Conception and the Paradox of Wilderness
  • 29:19 - Chapter 4. Conflicting Values: The Permit Process
  • 38:18 - Chapter 5. Land Management: Conflicts over Access to Resources

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2010.

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