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Grounding Governance In Floating Stakeholders: Theory Andcommunication, Collectivity, And Relational Transformation In Practice—An Ethnographic And Discourse-Analytic Case Study, Stephen P. Konieczka Jan 2013

Grounding Governance In Floating Stakeholders: Theory Andcommunication, Collectivity, And Relational Transformation In Practice—An Ethnographic And Discourse-Analytic Case Study, Stephen P. Konieczka

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Public participation theory and research claims that participation can transform policy and relations, but evidence supporting that assertion is limited, particularly in real-world situations. This dissertation argues that to understand if and how participation might transform policy and relations, it is necessary to study participation in situated practices. The chapters report details and lessons from the Community Collaborative Group (CCG), a 2-year stakeholder participation governance process.

In this study, “stakeholder” has a specific meaning and is employed as an analytic concept to reflect on uses and interpretation of symbolic categories in social discourses and interactional talk. As a category, the ...