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dc.contributor.authorRucker, Robert E.
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Kansas, Sociology 1985en_US
dc.description.abstractThe dissertation consists in the study of the historical development and present workings of the National Flood Insurance Program. The National Flood Insurance Program is the result of the U.S. government's continued involvement in flood control. This involvement goes back to the early 1800s. The Program is a response to the inability of structural measures to prevent increases in flood damages.

The historical data were analyzed for themes and sensitizing concepts. The themes and sensitizing concepts were then used to guide the second stage of data gathering using field work based on interviews, observations of public and private meetings, and current periodicals. This primary data was analyzed using the themes, sensitizing concepts, and Jurgen Habermas's theoretical work on late capitalism. The case demonstrated problems of rational administration, economics, and legitimation as the federal government has implemented the National Flood Insurance Program.
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansasen_US
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dc.titleRationality and legitimation : a study of the National Flood Insurance Programen_US

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