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dc.contributor.authorSchooley, Shawn Eriken_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:09:06Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:09:06Z
dc.date.issued2008-03-27en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04082008-164622en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/26696
dc.description.abstractThis is a qualitative exploratory, descriptive study to ascertain the feasibility of public administrators at the local government level using an Appreciative Inquiry approach to increase direct citizen participation. It is framed by the interpretive paradigm. Twenty city managers or their designees from cities of between 40,000 and 250,000 citizens were interviewed. Specifically, respondents were asked twelve semi-structured interview questions. Content analysis was used to identify six themes in the data. Ultimately, this study found that Appreciative Inquiry may be useful in limited circumstances as long as barriers to implementation were adequately addressed. However, the potential risks may outweigh the benefits.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartAppreciativeDemocracy2.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectpublic administrationen_US
dc.subjectAppreciative Inquiryen_US
dc.subjectcitizen participationen_US
dc.titleAppreciative Democracyen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPublic Administration and Public Affairsen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Administration and Public Affairsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairWolf, James F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWhite, Orion F. Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHaraway, William M. IIIen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRohr, John A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04082008-164622/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-04-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-04-22
dc.date.adate2008-04-22en_US


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