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dc.contributor.authorFlanery, Trevor H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:38:00Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:38:00Z
dc.date.issued1999-04-30en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-052199-105953en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33088
dc.description.abstractThis thesis attempts to problematize the power relations in environmental administration and decision making through the analytical lens of environmental discourse and ethics. It argues that developments in environmental politics reveal a marked increase in democratic involvement through an emerging ecological civil society as reflected in the case study of the proposed King William Reservoir in Virginia. An ecological civil society could become the leaders and educators in communities to develop the expertise needed for responsible democratic participation in environmental decision making at the local level. As reflected in the case study, however, official political marginalization and exclusion of the public are continued features of federal and state environmental processes and structures. These processes and structures should be re-formed to include new democratic elements which would increase local control and responsibility for environmental transformations, and reduce conflicts overall.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectenvironmental ethicsen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental discourseen_US
dc.subjectsubpoliticsen_US
dc.subjectrisk societyen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental politicsen_US
dc.subjectecological civil societyen_US
dc.titleWater and Power: The Environmental Politics of a Virginia Reservoiren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGeographyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairToal, Gerarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrowder, John O.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLuke, Timothy W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-052199-105953/en_US
dc.date.sdate1999-05-21en_US
dc.date.rdate2000-05-22
dc.date.adate1999-05-22en_US


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