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The reactions to the 1988 Yellowstone wildfires highlight the differences in American and Canadian politics

Orr, Shannon K. and Fifer, Nichole (2014) The reactions to the 1988 Yellowstone wildfires highlight the differences in American and Canadian politics. LSE American Politics and Policy (10 Jan 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In 1988, Yellowstone National Park in the Northwest United States experienced the largest wildfires in its more than 100-year history. Shannon K. Orr and Nichole Fifer take a close look at the reactions of policy-makers in the U.S. and Canada to the fires, writing that while Parks Canada adopted a policy of ‘let-burn’, U.S. authorities have taken a far more interventionist line. They argue that these reactions are the products of the two country’s differing political systems. In Canada decision-making is highly centralized, and largely rests with Parks Canada, while in the U.S., the separation of powers often means that public policies are open to multiple avenues of influence, and power often rests with political appointees and federal politicians.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 09:55
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 23:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58493

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