Institutions in water policy: the case of Nebraska

P. J. Longo, R. D. Miewald

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Experts in Nebraska water law suspect that the courts, because of legislative inaction, are heavily involved in making basic decisions about groundwater. It is true that there is a great deal of legislative inaction, but our research indicates that the courts seldom decide water-related cases and when they do, there is a tendency to defer to the local administrative units. The bureaucracy makes the most water policy, and the idea that there is excessive "judicialization' of public policy may be exaggerated. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-762
Number of pages12
JournalNatural Resources Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Law


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