Focusing on the problems of resource management in Alaska's coastal and offshore regions, this book examines the process of policymaking in situations in which the interests, values, and rights of the various actors conflict with one another and suggest contradictory courses of action.
1. Natural Resources Policy: The Need For Reconstruction 2. Natural Resources in Alaska and the Existing Management Regime 3. Actors, Interests, and the Politics of Conflict Resolution 4. Principles for Natural Resource Management: The Good, the Right, and the Ecologically Sound Social Welfare: Utilitarianism 5. Policy Alternatives: Competing Visions of Alaska's Future 6. Conflicting Values and the Analytics of Conflict Resolution 7. Reaching Decisions when Values Conflict