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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Lori Choyceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:19:53Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:19:53Z
dc.date.issued2008-12-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-12062008-194138en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/29962
dc.description.abstractThere is a research deficit in public administration. We do not adequately ask how the essential concepts of governments that are expressed in political thought are operationalized through administrative mechanisms and then implemented into practice. The current study began addressing this deficit by investigating how the notion of governing approaches has been treated in the political thought of Ronald C. Moe and Moe and Robert S. Gilmour and then exploring how the idea of governing approaches and another essential concept of government, that of inherently governmental, have been operationalized in the administrative device, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76. I utilized a longitudinal qualitative content analysis to determine whether there was support for a change in governing approaches from a Constitutionalist Governing Approach to an Entrepreneurial Governing Approach in the evolution of the meaning of inherently governmental as it was used in OMB Circular A-76, Performance of Commercial Activities, from 1966 to 2003. All the Circulars showed evidence of the Constitutionalist Governing Approach. The project repositions the notion of inherently governmental as a thick political concept, a normative, context-specific idea that a polity must address. It also proposes a research typology to guide investigations of these kinds of ideas.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartlorianderson010609.pdfen_US
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectInherently Governmentalen_US
dc.subjectEntrepreneurial Governing Approachen_US
dc.subjectConstitutionalist Governing Approachen_US
dc.subjectOffice of Management and Budget (OMB)en_US
dc.subjectCircualr A-76en_US
dc.subjectPerformance of Commercial Activitiesen_US
dc.titleThe Meaning of Inherently Govermental in OMB Circualr A-76 from 1966 to 2003: A Change in Governing Approaches?en_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.committeechairHult, Karen M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRohr, John A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWhite, Orion F. Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWolf, James F.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12062008-194138/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-12-06en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-01-07
dc.date.adate2009-01-07en_US


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