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Post-independence politics and land: from the community to agrarian servitude

Sarah Washbrook

in Producing Modernity in Mexico: Labour, Race, and the State in Chiapas, 1876-1914

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264973
eISBN:
9780191754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264973.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

When Mexico declared independence in September 1821, Chiapas, along with the rest of Central America, joined the new nation. Then, in 1823, precipitated by the collapse of Iturbide's Mexican Empire, ... More


Good-bye to the Public-Private Divide

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Agrarianism and the Good Society: Land, Culture, Conflict, and Hope

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124391
eISBN:
9780813134888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124391.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the issue of land ownership, with particular attention to the distinction between private and public lands. One major difference between private and public land ownership ... More


Sovereignty of the State, or the States?

Karen R. Merrill

in Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter investigates how the conflict over fees helped propel the political discussion of the public lands in new directions. It also presents the grazing debates, leading up to the passage of ... More


Property Rights and Political Meaning

Karen R. Merrill

in Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that the gulf between Harold Ickes' and Farrington Carpenter's understandings of the Taylor Grazing Act reflected the act's own profound ambiguities, which help explain the ... More


Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Karen Merrill

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The history of the American West is a history of struggles over land, and none has inspired so much passion and misunderstanding as the conflict between ranchers and the federal government over ... More


Public Land in the Roman Republic: A Social and Economic History of Ager Publicus in Italy, 396-89 BC

Saskia T. Roselaar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577231
eISBN:
9780191723414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577231.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book discusses the history of Roman state‐owned land from the early expansion of Rome into Italy to the Social War. Rome usually took land from its defeated enemies, which it then declared to be ... More


The Properties of the Homebuilder

Karen R. Merrill

in Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the way that the Forest Service began articulating a different vision of settling the West, which involved settlers using public property rather than homesteading it. It also ... More


Public, Non-Sacred, Realty in Ancient Athens

Papazarkadas Nikolaos

in Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694006
eISBN:
9780191732003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694006.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Starting from D. M. Lewis’ famous observation that ‘the Athenian state never retained, worked, or leased anything called ge demosia (public land), the author carries out a full-scale survey of the ... More


Introduction

Karen R. Merrill

in Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is about the remarkable set of slippages in Joe Starrett and Rufus Ryker's conversation about the public range, where opposing visions of righteousness justify property rights and opposing ... More


Policing and Policymaking on the Range

Karen R. Merrill

in Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes how Theodore Roosevelt and like-minded writers saw manly virtues in the ranchers' way of life, but Roosevelt and others also believed that only the agricultural settlement of ... More


The Fatal Flaw: Disastrous Management of Public Land

David Sims and Timothy Mitchell

in Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter shows how government agencies have consistently treated desert land as something to give away to those favoured by the regime and as a consequence has not attracted many serious ... More


The Living River

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses how The New York Times challenged the long-held claims of Arizona officials that their state was entitled to a portion of the Colorado River by rights, a claim recently upheld ... More


Epilogue

Karen R. Merrill

in Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Public land ranchers of an earlier day would likely have agreed with Senator Steven Symms' characterization of what the public rangeland meant: that whatever the technical, legal meaning of “public ... More


Historical Development, Principal Federal Legislation, and Current Management of Sagebrush Habitats: Implications for Conservation

Steven T. Knick

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The historical disposition and development of sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) landscapes have resulted in land ownership mosaics and differences in environmental qualities among land managers that ... More


Shaping a New Heritage: Preservation in the Age of Ecology

Robert B. Keiter

in Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092738
eISBN:
9780300128277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092738.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on preservation and public land policy. It is now understood that undeveloped wilderness serves as the last refuge for many of the most imperiled species, making it both the real ... More


Ecology Triumphant?: Spotted Owls and Ecosystem Management

Robert B. Keiter

in Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092738
eISBN:
9780300128277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092738.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on the spotted owls controversy and its impact on ecosystem management in the Pacific Northwest's ancient forests. As that controversy unfolded, the federal courts played a ... More


Making Amends with the Past: Ecological Restoration and Public Lands

Robert B. Keiter

in Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092738
eISBN:
9780300128277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092738.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses attempts of ecological restoration on public lands. Ecological restoration is a key component of ecosystem management and an essential element in any meaningful biodiversity ... More


Public Lands in Hawai‘i: The Impact of State and Federal Ownership and Management

David L. Callies

in Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834753
eISBN:
9780824870751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834753.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter illustrates how federal and state governments and their agencies own 48 percent of Hawaiʻi’s land. The federal government owns or leases roughly 19 percent, and the Hawaiʻi State ... More


Ecology and the Public Domain

Robert B. Keiter

in Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092738
eISBN:
9780300128277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092738.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on ecology, ecosystem management, and federal public land policy. Current scientific and philosophical thought generally acknowledges that sustaining interconnected ecological ... More


A Way Forward

David Sims and Timothy Mitchell

in Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines policy that would lead to more sustainable desert development and reduce land speculation. It advances basic principles for a new public land management system for Egypt that is ... More


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