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Battleground Alaska : fighting federal power in America's last wilderness / Stephen Haycox.

By: Haycox, Stephen W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780700622733; 070062273X.Subject(s): Federal government -- United States | Public lands -- Alaska -- Management | Environmental policy -- AlaskaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 333.109798 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: "Alaska, "the most anti-statist of the American states," has for decades provided high-profile flashpoints for battles between environmentalists and promoters of economic development. Haycox argues that Alaskans' strong anti-statist sentiments (deep distrust of and anger towards federal regulation and control) have greatly amplified and exacerbated the tensions and critical volleys fired between these long-feuding camps. A case study in federal-state relations and environmental-development conflict, his book underscores Alaska's unique and volatile place in American politics and imagination"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Alaska, "the most anti-statist of the American states," has for decades provided high-profile flashpoints for battles between environmentalists and promoters of economic development. Haycox argues that Alaskans' strong anti-statist sentiments (deep distrust of and anger towards federal regulation and control) have greatly amplified and exacerbated the tensions and critical volleys fired between these long-feuding camps. A case study in federal-state relations and environmental-development conflict, his book underscores Alaska's unique and volatile place in American politics and imagination"-- Provided by publisher.

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Haycox (Univ. of Alaska, Anchorage) has written a timely book. With relations between states and the national government increasingly strained, Alaska provides a unique case study. Twice the size of Texas geographically but the third smallest state demographically, the 49th state has had and continues to have a love-hate relationship with Washington, DC. The fact that 60 percent of Alaska is owned by the national government results in national priorities' overshadowing state policy objectives. Clashes between the former's environmentalism and the latter's pro-economic development is the core of this book. Significantly, Alaskans are increasingly concerned that the US government has reneged on commitments made in the 1958 Alaska Statehood Act. Haycox provides important insights relevant not only to Alaska but also to many other states in which federal lands constitute an imperium in imperio, the political monster the framers of the Constitution feared. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Marshall DeRosa, Florida Atlantic University

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