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Date Permissions Signed

7-20-2010

Date of Award

2010

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Weir, Sara J.

Second Advisor

Abel, Troy D.

Third Advisor

Johnson, Vernon Damani

Abstract

Building on Schattschneider's (1960) conflict expansion theory, this study sheds light on the changing role of critical citizens power to delay and defeat development projects. Little attention has been focused on the how the rise in critical citizens can potentially block policy adoption within large redevelopment programs. This thesis examines the relationship between the level of consensus among economic stakeholders [Port and City] and level of mobilization in critical citizens to analyze the pace of rebuilding Bellingham, Washington's downtown waterfront from 2005 to 2009.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

649820649

Digital Format

application/pdf

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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