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dc.contributor.authorBennett, Tracey J.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:21:30Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:21:30Zen
dc.date.issued1998-02-27en
dc.identifier.otheretd-22598-73921en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30351en
dc.description.abstractCurrently, rhetoric is considered a negative term. This dissertation uses rhetoric as a normative term serving simultaneously as both the central story line and storyteller. Rhetoric is both the object of study and the lens through which to study. A field study was conducted with the Roanoke County administration. The rhetorical patterns of administrative leaders were observed and documented in their day-to-day activities. Rhetoric is the conceptual glue both highlighting and pulling together different layers of understanding. At the level of theory development and application, this includes building conceptual linkages between leading and organizing. In practice, public administrators know that leading and organizing occur as an integrated whole. Methodologically, a new technique to study the rhetoric of leading and organizing is introduced within the Roanoke County field study. At a normative level, the linkages discovered in the rhetorical discourse of leading and organizing reveal a greater understanding of democratic governance. The field study provides insights into leading and organizing that are also constitutive of a normative position regarding democratic governance.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartetd.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectleadingen
dc.subjectdemocratic governanceen
dc.subjectorganizingen
dc.subjectrhetoricen
dc.titleRhetoric as Praxis in Leading and Organizing A Public Administration: A Journey in Democratic Governanceen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentPublic Administration and Public Affairsen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Administration and Public Affairsen
dc.contributor.committeechairGoodsell, Charles T.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHult, Karen M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWhite, Orion F. Jr.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKeller, Lawrence F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberTerry, Larry D.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-22598-73921/en
dc.date.sdate1998-02-27en
dc.date.rdate1999-03-26en
dc.date.adate1998-03-26en


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