Staking Out the Terrain
Power Differentials Among Natural Resource Management Agencies
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An original approach to the study of bureaucratic behavior that formulates a model of agency power supported by analysis of seven federal natural resource agencies.
In the area of environmental conservation, Staking Out the Terrain provides a fresh approach to the study of bureaucratic behavior by utilizing a synthesis of several methodologies: policy analysis, historical development, the case study, and budgetary analysis.
It formulates a model of agency power focusing on the ability of agencies to expand resources and jurisdiction for environmental control.
A detailed analysis of seven federal agencies provides support for the model. The agencies are:
— the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers,
— the U. S. Forest Service,
— the Bureau of Land Management,
— the National Park Service,
— the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
— the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation,
— the U. S. Soil Conservation Service.
Jeanne Nienaber Clarke is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona. Daniel McCool is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas A & M University.