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Tribal, State, and Federal Cooperation to Achieve Good Governance

Elizabeth Burleson

BurlesonInstitute.org; London School of Economics (LSE)

Akron Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 207, 2007

Jurisdictional uncertainty affects tribal sovereignty and public safety. Management of natural resources remains one of the few realms of authority over which tribes have retained control. Ancient wild rice harvesting by the Chippewa provides a context in which to consider a tribes ability to set water standards, as does Pueblo ceremonial use of the Rio Grande River. Cooperative tribal, state, federal, and international responses to the Methamphetamine crisis can address both environmental and human health. This study examines the prospect for integrated protection of health and habitat based upon comity and cooperation. It examines the parameters of homeland security and the requisite degree of public oversight of private activities. This article concludes that tribal, state, and federal cooperation can achieve good governance.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 47

Keywords: Native American, Intergovernmental Relations, Good Governance, Conflict Resolution, National Security, International Law, Environment, Water, Human Rights and Civil Liberties

JEL Classification: D63, D73, D74, H56, H7, J7, K14, K32, K33, N4, Q2

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Date posted: April 27, 2007 ; Last revised: July 20, 2009

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Burleson, Elizabeth, Tribal, State, and Federal Cooperation to Achieve Good Governance. Akron Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 207, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=982735

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London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )
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London, WC2A 2AE
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