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dc.contributor.advisorGibson, Jane W
dc.contributor.authorWipf, Justin
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-19T14:31:52Z
dc.date.available2013-05-19T14:31:52Z
dc.date.issued2012-12-31
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:12510
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/11160
dc.description.abstractLeading theories on the politics of local economic development have been anemic in their ability to explain variation among cities regarding economic development policies, priorities, and community support for such activities. This can be addressed through a thorough examination of civic culture using ethnographic methods. Furthermore, governmentality provides a lens for examining the rationalities underpinning government initiatives concerning local economic development while addressing how these rationalities reinforce existing power relations within a community. This study draws on several political controversies as well as interviews with City Commissioners who served from 2007 to 2009 to identify thernane competing values and social structures that characterize Lawrence's civic culture while also constructing the competing governmentalities that frame issues of governance in Lawrence.
dc.format.extent172 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectCultural anthropology
dc.subjectPolitical science
dc.subjectUrban planning
dc.subjectCivic culture
dc.subjectEconomic development
dc.subjectGovernance
dc.subjectGovernmentality
dc.subjectLawrence
dc.subjectKansas
dc.titleCivic Culture and Governmentality in the Politics of Growth and Local Economic Development in Lawrence, Kansas
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberHanson, Allan
dc.contributor.cmtememberSchumaker, Paul
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineAnthropology
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
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