ALASKA POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY

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Alaska Politics And Public Policy

Author : Clive S. Thomas
ISBN : 9781602232891
Genre : Political Science
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The last book on Alaska politics came out over twenty years ago, long before the rise of the Tea Party and Sarah Palin and the decline of oil revenue and fisheries. With Alaska Politics and Public Policy, Clive Thomas has pulled together a diverse team of specialists to update and expand our understanding of the political and policy realities of Alaska. This comprehensive volume lays out a detailed map of a political landscape that's physically huge, environmentally diverse, and constrained in economics and population. This book, the most comprehensive on Alaska politics and public policy published to date, explores how beliefs, institutions, personalities, and power shape Alaska politics and public policies. Understanding how these elements interact helps explain why and how some issues get dealt with by government in Alaska, why others get little attention, why some are tackled but cannot be resolved, and why others are not addressed at all. Combining the human element with the interrelationships within the political system gets to the very nature of politics. The book ranges from covering the basics of Alaska politics to providing detailed treatments of the factors shaping politics and the operation of government to providing in-depth analysis of issues and policies. Alaska Politics and Public Policy provides a wide range of information and analysis to a broad readership--from those with very little knowledge of Alaska politics to Alaska politics junkies. The book also includes an extensive glossary of terms related to Alaska and its politics. Two types of people were asked to contribute to the book: One group is political scientists and other social scientists. The other includes past and present state elected and appointed officials, as well as other political practitioners and observers, such as lobbyists and journalists. This combination of contributors enables the book to provide both conceptual and hands-on insights into its comprehensive coverage of topics ranging from the role of Alaska Natives to the influence of interest groups to the reality of the state's dependence on oil to the ambivalent attitude toward the federal government to the likely potential of the Arctic in Alaska's future.
Category: Political Science

Alaska Public Policy Issues

Author : Clive S. Thomas
ISBN : UCSC:32106012640956
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Rich Democracies

Author : Harold L. Wilensky
ISBN : 9780520232792
Genre : Political Science
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Drawing on data covering the past 50 years and more than 400 interviews with top decision-makers, Wilensky provides a richly detailed account of the common problems modern governments confront and their contrasting styles of conflict resolution.
Category: Political Science

Alaska Politics Government

Author : Gerald A. McBeath
ISBN : 0803281498
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines Alaska's character and the forces shaping it. Underlying their descriptions are the themes of independence, dependence, and the search for sustainable economic development.
Category: Political Science

The Biggest Damned Hat

Author : Pamela Cravez
ISBN : 9781602233188
Genre : Law
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Alaska history from the days before statehood is rich in stories of colorful characters—prospectors, settlers, heroes, and criminals. And right alongside them were judges and lawyers, working first to establish the rule of law in the territory, then, later, laying the groundwork for statehood. The Biggest Damned Hat presents a fascinating collection of stories ranging from the gold rush to the 1950s. Built on interviews and oral histories from more than fifty lawyers who worked in Alaska before 1959, and buttressed by research into legal history, the book offers a brilliantly multifaceted portrait of law in the territory—from laying the groundwork for strong civil and criminal law to helping to secure mining and fishing rights to the Alaska Court-Bar fight, which pitted Alaska’s community of lawyers against its nascent Supreme Court. Bringing to life a time long past—when some of the best lawyers had little formal legal education—The Biggest Damned Hat fills in a crucial part of the story of Alaska’s history.
Category: Law

Seward S Folly

Author : Lee A. Farrow
ISBN : 9781602233034
Genre : History
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The Alaska Purchase—denounced at the time as “Seward’s Folly” but now seen as a masterstroke—is well known in American history. But few know the rest of the story. This book aims to correct that. Lee Farrow offers here a detailed account of just what the Alaska Purchase was, how it came about, its impact at the time, and more. Farrow shows why both America and Russia had plenty of good reasons to want the sale to occur, including Russia’s desire to let go of an unprofitable, hard-to-manage colony and the belief in the United States that securing Alaska could help the nation gain control of British Columbia and generate closer trade ties with Asia . Farrow also delves into the implications of the deal for foreign policy and international diplomacy far beyond Russia and the United States at a moment when the global balance of power was in question. A thorough, readable retelling of a story we only think we know, Seward’s Folly will become the standard book on the Alaska Purchase.
Category: History

Promises To Keep

Author : Mim Dixon
ISBN : 0875530249
Genre : Medical
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Big Oil In The United States Industry Influence On Institutions Policy And Politics

Author : Jerry A. McBeath Professor Emeritus
ISBN : 9781440837432
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book explains how and why large oil-producing corporations have affected government institutions, energy policy, and politics in the United States—and suggests how their influence can be reduced. • Focuses on big oil's impact on U.S. government policy—regulatory, environmental, and fiscal—and analyzes big oil's political influence through campaign contributions and lobbying • Proposes methods that could be employed to reduce big oil's influence over energy policy • Presents current information relevant to university-level courses in energy politics, public policy, and state or local politics and policy as well as to practitioners such as government regulators, business persons, and NGO representatives
Category: Business & Economics

Battleground Alaska

Author : Stephen Haycox
ISBN : 0700622152
Genre : History
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A landmark study that grapples incisively with the big questions that have run through Alaskan history since statehood and remains just as alive today: who owns Alaska and to whom does the largest and most unusual American state belong?
Category: History