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The frames and ideographs of water reuse policy discourses: an application of narrative analysis and text analytics

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2012
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This dissertation examines environmental policymaking as more of a symboldriven ideological contest over meaning than a rationally discursive democratic process through two interpretive modes of research: historical narrative analysis and text analytic frame mapping. Both are applied to the case example of the city of San Diego’s controversial policy innovation of indirect potable reuse via reservoir augmentation, or “toilet-to-tap,” as it became known through local news media. The dissertation develops its theoretical foundation from the literature pertaining to political communication in public policy, including the role of signs and symbols, media theory, frames and framing, and agenda setting. Electronic documents are used as data.
Title: The frames and ideographs of water reuse policy discourses: an application of narrative analysis and text analytics.
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Name(s): Stevens, Jeff M.
Miller, Hugh T., Thesis advisor
College for Design and Social Inquiry
School of Public Administration
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: Fall 2012
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: Online Resource
Extent: 440 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This dissertation examines environmental policymaking as more of a symboldriven ideological contest over meaning than a rationally discursive democratic process through two interpretive modes of research: historical narrative analysis and text analytic frame mapping. Both are applied to the case example of the city of San Diego’s controversial policy innovation of indirect potable reuse via reservoir augmentation, or “toilet-to-tap,” as it became known through local news media. The dissertation develops its theoretical foundation from the literature pertaining to political communication in public policy, including the role of signs and symbols, media theory, frames and framing, and agenda setting. Electronic documents are used as data.
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Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.
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