Northwestern faculty co-author journal article on water politics on the southern plains

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Northwestern faculty co-author journal article on water politics on the southern plains

Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science, and Dr. Eric Schmaltz, associate professor of history at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, co-authored a recent article in the interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management published out of United Kingdom.  The article, “Tragedy of the Commons Meets the Anti-Commons:  Water Management and Conflict on the Southern Plains of the United States,” treats the policy challenges of administering precious natural water resources in the region today.  The findings make clear that political decision-makers at all levels will increasingly have to take into account water policy matters. 

Mason and Schmaltz collaborated with colleagues Dr. Tony Wohlers of Cameron University in Lawton and Dr. John Wood at Rose State College in Midwest City.  Both Wohlers and Woods are also involved with the Northwestern Institute for Citizenship Studies, which is co-directed by Mason and Schmaltz.

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