Appreciative Democracy

dc.contributor.authorSchooley, Shawn Eriken
dc.contributor.committeechairWolf, James F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWhite, Orion F. Jr.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHaraway, William M. IIIen
dc.contributor.committeememberRohr, John A.en
dc.contributor.departmentPublic Administration and Public Affairsen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:09:06Zen
dc.date.adate2008-04-22en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:09:06Zen
dc.date.issued2008-03-27en
dc.date.rdate2008-04-22en
dc.date.sdate2008-04-08en
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
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.identifier.otheretd-04082008-164622en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04082008-164622/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/26696en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartAppreciativeDemocracy2.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectpublic administrationen
dc.subjectAppreciative Inquiryen
dc.subjectcitizen participationen
dc.titleAppreciative Democracyen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Administration and Public Affairsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
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