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Culture Clash: The Political Economy of Local Land Use Conflicts
MRIC 2009/10

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"Culture Clash: The Political Economy of Local Land Use Conflicts"

October 6th 
Steven Peterson - Business and Economics

Abstract: Several regional land use conflicts have emerged over the last decade, deeply dividing the communities of Moscow and Pullman. These conflicts can be framed as both differences in economic perspectives and cultural clashes. Both themes will be explored in selected local issues, including the proposals to build two super Wal-Marts on the Palouse and the Hawkins development. These have broader national and international implications. Finally, a brief look at the current state of the Palouse economy will be presented along with prospects for the future.

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