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Local Governance

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003828/00001

Material Information

Title: Local Governance Structure and Sustainability
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Phillips, Aubrey L.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Sustainability
Local Government
Reform Governments
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis is an examination of the effects of local government structure on the pursuit of sustainability initiatives by Florida municipalities. Preliminary research has shown a link between descriptive representation and policy outcomes. A substantial amount of research has fortified claims linking moves to district representation to significant improvements in the representation of racial and language minorities. Research on sustainability initiatives indicates that cities with a smaller percentage of minorities are more likely to pursue sustainability policies. My hypothesis follows that cities who elect their representatives at large would have systems of representation biased against minorities, in other words the polity would be more substantively representative of non-minorities and thus more likely to pursue sustainability policies. Using the Student's t-test I compared 40 sample cities' electoral structures with the Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously Index (TSCSI) developed by Portney as an indicator of cities' pursuit of sustainability policies test my hypothesis. I could not find a difference in the mean TSCSI scores between cities with district and nondistrict electoral structures.
Statement of Responsibility: by Aubrey L. Phillips
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Keith

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 P5
System ID: NCFE003828:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003828/00001

Material Information

Title: Local Governance Structure and Sustainability
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Phillips, Aubrey L.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Sustainability
Local Government
Reform Governments
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis is an examination of the effects of local government structure on the pursuit of sustainability initiatives by Florida municipalities. Preliminary research has shown a link between descriptive representation and policy outcomes. A substantial amount of research has fortified claims linking moves to district representation to significant improvements in the representation of racial and language minorities. Research on sustainability initiatives indicates that cities with a smaller percentage of minorities are more likely to pursue sustainability policies. My hypothesis follows that cities who elect their representatives at large would have systems of representation biased against minorities, in other words the polity would be more substantively representative of non-minorities and thus more likely to pursue sustainability policies. Using the Student's t-test I compared 40 sample cities' electoral structures with the Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously Index (TSCSI) developed by Portney as an indicator of cities' pursuit of sustainability policies test my hypothesis. I could not find a difference in the mean TSCSI scores between cities with district and nondistrict electoral structures.
Statement of Responsibility: by Aubrey L. Phillips
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Keith

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 P5
System ID: NCFE003828:00001

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