U.S. National Security Discourse and the Political Construction of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

@article{Schlosser2006USNS,
  title={U.S. National Security Discourse and the Political Construction of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge},
  author={Kolson Schlosser},
  journal={Society \& Natural Resources},
  year={2006},
  volume={19},
  pages={18 - 3}
}
  • K. Schlosser
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Sociology
  • Society & Natural Resources
ABSTRACT The controversy concerning oil development in the federally protected Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska is constituted by actors with multiple perspectives on security. Development of the region is often claimed by the Bush Administration as a national security imperative, necessary to alleviate U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Other participants in the debate, including environmentalists, oil companies, the Alaskan state government, organized labor, and Alaskans, perceive… 

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