Environmental Special Topics:

Collaborative Environmental Activism & Leadership


 EVR 4930

Session 11

Cooperation and Conflict in Oregon

Homegrown Ecopragmatics

Chapters 4 & 5

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Answer all of the following study questions and email the attached questions and answers in Word of rtf format to the instructor by Canvas email no later than 5 pm on Sunday the last day of Session 11. In the beginning of your emial message identify the class session for the homework being submitted.

Study Questions:

1. Describe the radical movements presented in the assignement chapters. Are they "environmentalist" in nature? Where are their ideological roots?

2. How does this case study illustrated deliberative democracy?

3. How does the longer history of Oregon serve to frame the current controversy in the Malheur National Forest region?

4. Who are the "responsibles" in this case study?

5. What role does land ownership play in this case?

6. The Bundy, Hammond and Hage families are presented in this case as resistors to federal management rules and regulations. What role did environmental groups play?

7. Is there a role for radical environmentalism in this case?

8. What is the case for critics accusing the federal government of excessive reach?

9. What roles did NGOs play in this case study?

10. Describe the ecopragmatic principles illustrated in this case study.