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The Compact Clause And Transboundary Problems: A Federal Remedy For The Disease Most Incident To A Federal Government, Dale Goble Jan 1987

The Compact Clause And Transboundary Problems: A Federal Remedy For The Disease Most Incident To A Federal Government, Dale Goble

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The political and constitutional relationship that is known as "federalism" creates boundaries that often do not correspond to resources. The anadromous salmon and steelhead of the Columbia River Basin, for example, cross several jurisdictional boundaries during their life cycle. Jurisdictional boundaries frequently contribute to poor resource planning because some actors are excluded. One traditional response to such transboundary resource difficulties has been to nationalize the problem, thus creating a forum in which all of the actors may participate. Nationalization, however, may be overinclusive when the problem is regional. An alternative that is potentially more sensitive to local concerns is found ...