I study natural resource politics. More specifically, I study the politics, law, and administration of publicly-held natural resources. Often this means I study politics of private property rights in public land and resources. I have studied the politics of recreation in the US National Forests, and the law, politics, and economics of land reform on New Zealand's South Island. Currently, I am studying the comparative politics of property rights in natural resources in Australia, the US, and New Zealand.
Brower, A. (2008) Who owns the high country? Nelson, NZ: Craig Potton Publishing. 200 pages.
Brower, A., P. Meguire, A. Monks. (2010) “Closing the Deal: Principals, Agents, and Sub-agents in New Zealand Land Reform.” Land Economics.
Brower, A., J. Page, A. Kennedy, and P. Martin. (2009). “The Cowboy, the Southern Man, and the Man from Snowy River: The Symbolic Politics of Ownership in the US, New Zealand, and Australia.” Georgetown International Environmental Law Review.
Walker, S., A. Brower, R.T.T. Stephens, W. Lee. (2009) “Why bartering biodiversity fails biodiversity.” Conservation Letters.
Swaffield, S. and A. Brower. (2009) “Globalisation, contest and paradox in a continuing cultural landscape: Land reform in the New Zealand High Country.” Danish Journal of Geography.
Page, J. and Brower, A. (2008). “Property Law in the South Island High Country Part 2.” Waikato Law Review.
Walker, S., Brower, A. L., Clarkson, B. D., Stephens, R. T. T., Shaw, W. B., Myers, S. C. and Lee, W. G. (2008). “Halting indigenous biodiversity decline: Ambiguity, equity and outcomes in New Zealand’s Resource Management Act assessment of significance” New Zealand Journal of Ecology.
Brower, A. (2008). “Response to Quigley.” Policy Quarterly, 4(1), 48-49. (ips.ac.nz/publications/files/75fa8a4162b.pdf)
Page, J. and Brower, A., (2008). “Views, property rights, and New Zealand land reform.” International Journal of Business and Globalization.
Page, J. and Brower, A. (2007). “Property Law in the South Island High Country -- Statutory, not Common Law Leases.” Waikato Law Review, 15, 48-63.
Brower, A. (2007). “Grazing Land Reform in New Zealand: Background, Mechanics, and Results.” Rangeland Ecology and Management 60(4): 435-440.
Brower, A. (2007). “Whither the Crown’s Interest in South Island High Country Land Reform.” Policy Quarterly. 3(4).
Brower, A., C. Reedy, and J.Yelin-Kefer. (2001). "Consensus versus Conservation in the Upper Colorado River Basin Recovery Implementation Program." Conservation Biology 15(4): 1001-1007.
Reports and Miscellany
Brower, A. 2006. “Interest groups, vested interests, and the myth of apolitical administration: The politics of land tenure reform in New Zealand’s high country.” Report to Fulbright-New Zealand. 102 pages.
Brower, A. 2004. “Administering Fun: Balancing Provision and Management in Forest Service Response to the Growth and Diversification of Recreation.” PhD Dissertation. University of California, Berkeley. Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Supervisor: Sally Fairfax.