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dc.contributor.authorCowgill, Kimberly Hodgeen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-20T08:00:27Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-20T08:00:27Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10-19en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:6431en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/56962en
dc.description.abstractAnecdotal evidence in the media and from personal conversations suggests that inflammatory rhetoric in the collaborative governance setting is increasing, especially during public meetings about sustainable development projects. Planners, mediators, facilitators, and government officials are facing a shutting down of public deliberation by "new activists" who are engaging in public forums in very emotional and uncompromising ways. This dissertation is a direct examination of actions by new activists. It includes two case studies in Roanoke, Virginia, as well as a broader look at the inflammatory rhetoric and disruptions in local public meetings now occurring across the country.en
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten
dc.subjectintractable conflictsen
dc.subjectcivil discourseen
dc.subjectnew activistsen
dc.subjectlocal governmenten
dc.subjectTea Partyen
dc.subjectAgenda 21en
dc.subjectwind energyen
dc.subjectlocal planningen
dc.subjectfacilitationen
dc.subjectdeliberationen
dc.subjectpublic discourseen
dc.titleImpacts of (un)civil discourse by organized groups on local governance in sustainable development projectsen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentForest Resources and Environmental Conservationen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen
dc.contributor.committeechairHull, Robert Bruce IVen
dc.contributor.committeememberStephenson, Max O. Jr.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMunsell, John F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDukes, Ernest F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberStern, Marc J.en


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