DANIEL CRAIG MCCOOL portrait
  • Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department

Publications

  • Robison, McCool, and Minckley (2019). Vision and Place: John Wesley Powell and Reimagining the Colorado River Basin. University of California Press, forthcoming. Accepted, 04/01/2019.
  • Robison, Cosens, Jackson, Leonard, McCool (2018). “Indigenous Water Justice.” . Lewis and Clark Law Review. Vol. 22. Published, 09/01/2018.
  • “The Power of the Woods.” The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy. 2017. Published, 06/01/2018.
  • Sattar, Robison, McCool (2018). “Evolution of Water Institutions in the Indus River Basin: Reflections from the Law of the Colorado River.” . Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Vol. 51. Published, 01/01/2018.
  • Daniel McCool (2018). “Integrated Water Resources Management and Collaboration: The Failure of the Klamath Water Agreements.” . Journal of Policy History. Vol. 30. Published, 01/01/2018.
  • “The Politics of Dam Removal and River Restoration.” In Environmental Politics and Policy in the West, rev. ed. Edited by Zachary Smith and John Freemuth. University Press of Colorado, 2016. Published, 12/07/2016.
  • “Social Science Expert Witness Testimony in Voting Rights Cases,” with Richard Engstrom, Jorge Chapa, and Gerald Webster. National Political Science Review, 17, No. 1 (2015). Published, 06/12/2014.
  • The Most Fundamental Right: Contrasting Perspectives on the Voting Rights Act, Ed. (Indiana University Press). Published, 08/14/2012.
  • River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers. Columbia University Press (Columbia University Press). Published, 08/07/2012.
  • “Accomplishing the Impossible: Implementing River Restoration Projects.” In Greening History: The Presence of the Past in Environmental Restoration, edited by Marcus Hall. Routledge Press, 2010. Published, 2010.
  • “Campus Sustainability in the U. S.: A Comparison of a Research and a Teaching University” with Janet Winniford. International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability. Accepted for publication, forthcoming, 2010. Accepted, 2010.
  • Dividing Western Waters, by Jack August. Western Historical Quarterly, 2009. Published, 2009.
  • “As Dams Fall, A Chance for Redemption.” Water in the 21st Century West, edited by Char Miller. Oregon State University Press, 2009: 65-70. Published, 2009.
  • “Native Vote in 2008.” ACLU Blog of Rights, Voting Rights Symposium, October 17, 2008. Published, 2008.
  • Native Vote: American Indians, the Voting Rights Act, and the Right to Vote, with Susan Olson and Jennifer Robinson. Cambridge University Press, 2007. Published, 2007.
  • “Rivers of the Homeland: River Restoration on Indian Reservations.” Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 16 (Summer 2007 No. 3): 539-561. Published, 2007.
  • “The Politics of Dam Removal and River Restoration.” In Environmental Politics and Policy in the West , rev. ed. Edited by Zachary Smith and John Freemuth , 2007: 89-107. Published, 2007.
  • “The River Commons: A New Era in U. S. Water Policy.” University of Texas Law Review. 83 (June 2005): 1903-1927. Published, 2005.
  • “Two Cultures, One County: Devolution and Indian Sovereignty,” with F. Ted. Hebert and Doug Goodman American Indian Culture and Research Journal 29 (No. 2, 2005): 15-34. Published, 2005.
  • Fuel for Growth: Water and Arizona’s Urban Environment, by Douglas Kupel. The Journal of American History. June 2004. Published, 2004.
  • The Silver Fox of the Rockies: Delphus E. Carpenter and the Western Water Compacts, by Daniel Tyler. The Jouranl of American History. June 2004. Published, 2004.
  • “The Development of the Geographic Information System at Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona,” with Phoebe B. McNeally and Barry Biediger. In The U. S.-Mexican Border Environments: Tribal Environmental Issues of the Border Region, edited by Michael Wilken-Robertson. SCERP Monograph No. 9. 2004. Published, 2004.
  • “Evolving Political Institutions: A New Water Policy and Its Impact on the Border Region..” In The U. S. Mexican Border Environment, edited by Suzanne Michel. San Diego State University Press, 2003: 363-394. Published, 2003.
  • Native Waters: Contemporary Indian Water Settlements and the Second Treaty Era. University of Arizona Press, 2002. Published, 2002.
  • Indian Reserved Water Rights: The Winters Doctrine in Its Social and Legal Context, by John Shurts. Pacific Historical Review (Nov. 2001). Published, 2001.
  • “Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: Lessons for a Public Lands Peace Process in Utah.” Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law 21 (No. 2b, 2001): 613-618. Published, 2001.
  • “Native Americans, Who Were Forced to Give Up Most of their Land, Should Exercise Jurisdictional Sovereignty over Their Reservations.” In History in Dispute: Water and the Environment Since 1945, edited by Char Miller. Manly, Inc. (2001): 171-173. Published, 2001.
  • "Negotiated Water Settlements: Environmentalists and American Indians," with Laura Kirwan. In Trusteeship in Change: Toward Tribal Autonomy in Resource Management, edited by Richmond Clow and Imre Sutton. University Press of Colorado ( 2001): 265-280. Published, 2001.
  • “Contemporary Treaties: Indian Water Settlements.” In Fluid Arguments: Water in the American West, edited by Char Miller. University of Arizona Press ( 2001): 120-138. Published, 2001.
  • “The CUP: A Project in Search of a Purpose,” “Welcome, Floaters, to River City,” and “The Northern Utes Long Water Ordeal.” In Water in the West, edited by Char Miller. Oregon State University Press (2001). Published, 2001.
  • A Sense of the American West: An Anthology of Environmental History. Edited by James E. Sherow. In Utah Historical Quarterly, (1999). Published, 1999.
  • The Struggle for Water: Politics, Rationality, and Identity in the American Southwest, by Wendy Nelson Espeland. In The American Political Science Review, (Fall, 1999). Published, 1999.
  • Contested Landscape: The Politics of Wilderness in Utah and the West (with Doug Goodman). University of Utah Press, 1999. Published, 1999.
  • "Field Essay: The Subsystem Family of Concepts: A Critique and A Proposal," Political Research Quarterly 51 (Number 2, 1998): 551-570. Published, 1998.
  • "Indian Water Settlements: Negotiating Tribal Claims to Water." Water Resources Update (Spring, 1997): 28-32. Published, 1997.
  • "Implementing Public Action: Populist Bureaucracy and Program Politicians," International Journal of Public Administration 20 (4&5, 1997): 935-937. Published, 1997.
  • Staking Out the Terrain: Power Differentials Among Natural Resource Management Agencies, second edition, with Jeanne Nienaber Clarke. SUNY Press, 1996. Published, 1996.
  • The Weber River Basin: Grass Roots Democracy and Water Development, by Richard Sadler and Richard Roberts. In The Journal of American History , (Sept., 1995). Published, 1995.
  • Public Policy Theory, Concepts, and Models: An Anthology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995. Published, 1995.
  • The Waters of Zion: The Law, Policy, and Politics of Water in Utah. University of Utah Press, 1995. Published, 1995.
  • Command of the Waters: Iron Triangles, Federal Water Development, and Indian Water . University of California Press, 1987, re-issued in paperback with a new chapter, 1994, by the University of Arizona Press. Published, 1994.
  • Senate Elections and Campaign Intensity, by Mark Westlye. In Political Studies, (1993). Published, 1993.
  • The Last Water Hole in the West, by Daniel Tyler. In Western Historical Quarterly, ( Aug., 1993). Published, 1993.
  • "Indian Water Settlements: The Prerequisites of Successful Negotiation," Policy Studies Journal 21 (#2, 1993): 227-247. Published, 1993.
  • "Intergovernmental Conflict and Indian Water Rights: An Assessment of Negotiated Settlements," Publius 23 (Winter, 1993): 85-101. Published, 1993.
  • "Negotiating Water Settlements: Ten Common Themes," in Indian Water in the New West, edited by Thomas McGuire, William Lord, and Mary Wallace. University of Arizona Press (1993): 88-102. Published, 1993.
  • "The Watering of the Reservation: Native Americans and their Water," in Environmental Politics and Policy in the West, edited by Zachary Smith. Kendall-Hunt Publishers (1993): 219-236. Published, 1993.
  • Native American Estate: The Struggle Over Indian and Hawaiian Lands, by Linda S. Parker. In The National Political Science Review (1992). Published, 1992.
  • American Indian Water Rights and the Limits of Law, by Lloyd Burton. In Pacific Historical Quarterly (May, 1992). Published, 1992.
  • The Logic of Congressional Action, by R. Douglas Arnold. In Political Studies (1992). Published, 1992.
  • Water Resources Management, by David Feldman. In Policy Currents (Aug., 1992). Published, 1992.
  • “Water Welfare, Green Pork, and the 'New' Politics of Water," Halcyon 14 (1992): 85-102. Published, 1992.
  • Envisioning a Sustainable Society, by Lester Milbrath. In Rivers, (1991). Published, 1991.
  • Breaking the Iron Bonds, by Marjane Ambler. In Natural Resources and Environmental Administration (June, 1991): 6-7. Published, 1991.
  • Environmental Politics and Policy: Theories and Evidence, edited by James P. Lester. In Journal of Politics (Aug., 1991): 889. Published, 1991.
  • A Budget Quartet: Critical Policy and Management Issues, by Donald Axelrod. In Western Governmental Researcher (1990). Published, 1990.
  • "Subgovernments: Determinants of Political Viability," Political Science Quarterly 105 (Summer, 1990): 269-93. Published, 1990.
  • "Marketing of Water from Indian Lands," Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy 5 (Spring, 1990): 73-78. Published, 1990.
  • Water in New Mexico, by Ira G. Clark. In New Mexico Historical Review (1989). Published, 1989.
  • As Long as the Rivers Run: Hydroelectric Development and Native Communities in Western Canada, by James B. Waldrum. In Western Historical Quarterly (Feb., 1989): 87-88. Published, 1989.
  • A Life of Its Own: The Politics and Power of Water , by Robert Gottlieb. In American Political Science Review (Dec., 1989): 1382-83. Published, 1989.
  • "Subgovernments and the Impact of Policy Fragmentation and Accommodation," Policy Studies Review 8 (Winter, 1989): 264-87 . Published, 1989.
  • "Water and the Future of Non-Indian Federal Lands in the Southwest," in Water and the Future of the Southwest, edited by Zachary Smith. University of New Mexico Press (1989): 113-32. Published, 1989.
  • Controversies in Environmental Policy, edited by Sheldon Kamieniecki, Robert O'Brien, and Michael Clarke. In The American Review of Public Administration (June, 1988). Published, 1988.
  • "Precedent for the Winters Doctrine," Journal of the Southwest 29 (Summer, 1987): 164-78. Published, 1987.
  • "Indian Voting," in American Indian Policy in the Twentieth Century, edited by Vine Deloria, Jr. University of Oklahoma Press (1985): 105-134. Published, 1985.
  • The Relevance of Management Information Systems to Policy Choices: Lessons for the Bureau of Land Management" with Helen Ingram, in Developing Strategies for Rangeland Management, edited by the National Research Council and the National Academy of Science, Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado (1984): 1785-1809. Published, 1984.
  • "Voting Patterns of American Indians in Arizona," The Social Science Journal 19 (July, 1982): 101-13. Published, 1982.
  • "Indian Water Rights, The Central Arizona Project and Water Policy in the Lower Colorado River Basin," Journal of Energy Law and Policy 2 (1981): 107-22. Published, 1981.
  • "Federal Indian Policy and the Sacred Mountain of the Papago Indians," Journal of Ethnic Studies 9 (Fall, 1981): 58-69. Published, 1981.
  • "Indian Water Rights: The Bureaucratic Response," Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest 2 (May, 1981). Published, 1981.

Research Statement

I recently completed two books: River Republc: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers (Columbia University Press, 2012), and The Most Fundamental Right: Contrasting Perspectives on the Voting Rights Act, Ed. (Indiana University Press, 2012).  I am currently working on a book about dam safety.

Research Keywords

  • water policy
  • voting rights
  • public lands policy
  • American Indian policy

Presentations

  • “Creating a ‘Water BRAC” Commission to Evaluate Existing Water Projects.” American Water Resources Association, Vienna, VA, November, 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/06/2014.
  • “River Policy in Crisis: the Klamath River.” American Political Science Association, Washington, D. C. August, 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 08/05/2014.
  • Law and Justice Center, Salt Lake City, UT, Feb. 5, 2009. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2009.
  • Spring Runoff Conference, Keynote Speaker, Utah State University, April 3, 2009. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2009.
  • Census and Redistricting Institute, Participating Scholar, Atlanta, GA, July 20, 2009. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2009.
  • Salt Lake Countywide Watershed Symposium, Salt Lake City, October 29, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2008.
  • Conference, “Overview of the Reauthorization and Amendment of the Federal Voting Rights Act." University of California, Los Angeles, January 25-26, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2008.
  • Panel on Indian voting rights, National Indian Gaming Association, annual conference, San Diego, CA, April 22, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2008.
  • The Winters Centennial, Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM June 11, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2008.
  • Special Collections Omnibus Lecture, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, November 5, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2008.
  • Panel on “Voting Rights in Indian Country,” at the Indigenous Law and Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law, January 31, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2008.
  • Water Resources Seminar, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, Oct. 10, 2007. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2007.
  • American Comenius, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, U. S. program, Oct. 2, 2007. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2007.
  • Harvard University Law School symposium, “Preserving and Promoting the Native American Vote: A New Look at the Voting Rights Act Renewal Process.” Cambridge, MA, April 5, 2006. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2006.
  • “Native Water Law & Public Policy: Critical Issues in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Watersheds.” Keynote Speaker, Cornell University, School of Law, Ithaca, NY, Nov. 17-18, 2006. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2006.
  • American Comenius, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, U. S. program, 2006. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2006.
  • Testimony before the National Committee for the Voting Rights Act, Rapid City, SD, September 9, 2005. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2005.
  • Symposium: “Changing Directions in Water Law.” University of Texas School of Law. Feb. 4-5, 2005. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2005.
  • American Comenius, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, U. S program, 2005. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2005.
  • Colorado Plateau River Guides, annual conference. Cataract Canyon, May 2-5, 2005. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2005.
  • River Management Society, annual conference, Keynote speaker, Salt Lake City, UT May 10, 2005. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2005.
  • BLM Recreation/Wilderness/Cultural/VRM Workshop, Moab, Utah. September 2004. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2004.
  • Mni-Sose Intertribal Water Coalition, Annual conference, Denver, CO. January 2004. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2004.
  • “Water in Utah,” sponsored by the Utah Science Center, Public Dialogue Series, September 2004 (aired on KCPW radio, September 20, 2004). Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2004.
  • Mni-Sose Intertribal Water Coalition, board of directors meeting, Rapid City, SD. September 2004. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2004.
  • Utah State Historical Society, annual meeting, panel on Lake Powell. September 2004. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2004.
  • The Utah Environmental Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 2003. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2003.
  • Utah State University, Natural Resources and Environmental Policy Program, November 28, 2001. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2001.
  • U. S. Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Water Rights, annual negotiation teams meeting, Seattle, WA, November, 2000. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2000.
  • Symposium on “Where the Rivers Flow,” sponsored by the Wallace Stegner Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, April, 1999. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 1999.
  • Symposium on Tribal Survival, sponsored by Dine’ College, Flagstaff, Arizona, April, 1999. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 1999.
  • Symposium on "Changing Water Regimes in Drylands," sponsored by the Desert Research Institute. June 10-12, 1997, Lake Tahoe, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 1997.
  • Indian Water Rights Symposium sponsored by the All-Indian Pueblo Council, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM, April, 1994. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 1994.
  • Symposium on the Future of the Colorado River Plateau, University of Utah School of Law, Sept., 1993. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 1993.
  • "Arizona Water 2000," sponsored by the Commission on the Arizona Environment, Sedona, Arizona, Sept. 1992. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 1992.
  • Invited Speaker, conference titled "A River Too Far: Water in the Arid West." Sponsored by the Nevada Humanities Committee, Reno, Nevada, 1991. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 1991.
  • Symposium on "Water in the 20th Century," Phoenix, Arizona, 1990. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 1990.
  • Bureau of Land Management, "Image Enhancement Seminar," Park City, Utah, 1989. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 1989.
  • Workshop on Indian Land and Water Rights sponsored by the American Indian Lawyer Training Program, Albuquerque, N. M., 1987. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 1987.

Languages

  • Spanish, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • United States of America