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dc.contributor.advisorShafer, C. Scott
dc.creatorMerritt, Lavell
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T22:24:05Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T23:47:26Z
dc.date.available2011-02-22T22:24:05Z
dc.date.available2011-02-22T23:47:26Z
dc.date.created2009-12
dc.date.issued2011-02-22
dc.date.submittedDecember 2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2009-12-7524
dc.description.abstractLocal communities, individuals, visitors, and special interest groups are often called upon to participate in the decision making processes of the National Park Service (NPS). Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CAHA) engaged in a Negotiated Rulemaking process to create an Off Road Vehicle Management Rule. The rulemaking process involved park stakeholders working with the NPS as a Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee with the goal of creating an Off Road Vehicle Management Rule for CAHA. This dissertation used Senecah's practical theory Trinity of Voice to evaluate CAHA's negotiated rulemaking process. Interviews with park staff and negotiated rulemaking participants provided information about the presence of the grammars of TOV in this decision making process. This dissertation described the affects of negotiated rulemaking on the perceptions of participants towards the park resources and management of the national seashore. The effect of the negotiated rulemaking process was an increase in the knowledge of participants about the decision making process employed by the NPS. In general, participants also developed a stronger relationship with park management. This research suggests critical dimensions for achieving widespread social legitimacy through meaningful public involvement in decision making.en
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectNegotiated Rulemakingen
dc.subjectConflicten
dc.subjectTrinity of Voiceen
dc.subjectConsensusen
dc.subjectCollaborationen
dc.subjectCape Hattaras National Seashoreen
dc.subjectOff Road Vehicle Useen
dc.titleEvaluating a Negotiated Rulemaking Process at Cape Hatteras National Seashore: Toward Piping Plover and People in One Placeen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentRecreation, Park, and Tourism Sciencesen
thesis.degree.disciplineRecreation, Park, and Tourism Sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStronza, Amanda
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBowser, Gillian
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPeterson, Tarla Rai
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcIntosh, W. Alex
dc.type.genreElectronic Dissertationen
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