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The Erosion of Public Highways: A Policy Analysis of the Eastern Kentucky Coal-Haul Road Problem

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Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Author: Oakerson, Ronald J.
Date: 1978
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3578
Sector: Land Tenure & Use
New Commons
Region: North America
Subject(s): roads
rural infrastructure
institutional analysis--IAD framework
common pool resources
policy analysis
public goods and bads
Abstract: "[This dissertation] extends work initially undertaken for a Master's essay on the subject of unlawful coal hauling on the highways of Eastern Kentucky. The analysis builds upon the theory of public goods and considers the impacts of common property relationships on public goods in order to pose the general problem of joint and alternative uses. The object of the research is to explore the limiting factors in present institutional arrangements and the possibilities of different institutions. The methodology includes the use of personal interviews to reconstruct the strategies and claims of different participants and the conduct of legal research to determine the relative availability of different remedies."

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