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This thesis focuses on the current coastal management regime in the Fire Island - Long Island area. After Hurricane Sandy barreled through Fire Island and caused the breach currently known as the Old Inlet, there were a variety of policy issues to consider. Since the formation of the Inlet, there have been a variety of different effects on the surrounding areas, including the people who live in Suffolk County. As a result, there are stakeholders on both Fire Island and Long Island who have different ideas about managing the breach. I suggest a governance solution that should be applied to the management regime of Old Inlet that follows the theory of John Dryzek's ecological democracy. Throughout the thesis, I refer to this theory as the Modified Dryzekian framework. In an attempt to propose a more democratic solution to the current bureaucratic management regime, I apply the Modified Dryzekian framework to the case of Old Inlet, Fire Island.
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Bachelor of Arts
Kurey, David Spencer, "Managing The Breach at Old Inlet, Fire Island: An Eco-Political Discourse" (2015). Standard Theses. 89.
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