The commoditization of natural resources in a global economic system and the territorialization practices of nation-states present formidable challenges to the sustainable use of natural resources. Likewise, certain environmental problems such as growth management and residential sprawl have proved intractable to our existing political processes. This case study of grazing and growth conflicts in Arizona demonstrates that intractable environmental problems may actually be emergent properties of complex systems, requiring new political approaches that foster collaboration and knowledge sharing between disputing stakeholders. One such collaboration in Arizona revealed that attempts to remove grazing from Arizona landscapes could actually be to the detriment of biodiversity, contrary to the expectations of grazing critics.
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Ecology/Land Use| September 16 2005
The Fight for the West: A Political Ecology of Land Use Conflicts
Human Organization (2003) 62 (3): 289–298.
Mette J. Brogden, James B. Greenberg; The Fight for the West: A Political Ecology of Land Use Conflicts. Human Organization 1 September 2003; 62 (3): 289–298. doi: https://doi.org/10.17730/humo.62.3.0jdr5nte0b8vf7aw
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