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dc.contributor.authorHerschleb, Anne L.
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-17T02:30:33Z
dc.date.available2015-12-17T02:30:33Z
dc.date.issued2002-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/6318
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2002en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines economic development proposals in two communities in Alaska: Girdwood, a small urban community in the south-central area of the state; and Nuiqsut, a small rural community on the North Slope. Each community in located within a larger, regional government and has little formal control over economic development within its jurisdiction. The study's framework is based on an examination of contemporary urban political theories and their application to non-urban settings; inherent in the framework is an emphasis on historical, cultural, and social values to understand the political dynamics that affect decision making in communities. The study finds that the structure of local government may lead to a lack of historical, social, and cultural considerations in economic development decisions made by the more dominant government entities, unless the dominant government shares the values of the affected community. A major implication is to expand current explanations of economic development in urban and rurual communities by including the influences of historical, social, aand cultural values of affected communities, as an alternative to the market model.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Problem statement -- Literature review, framework, population and study design, and methodology -- Literature review -- Market model -- Urban regime theory -- Polis model -- Social and cultural structures -- Dimensions of power -- Historical perspective -- Synthesis framework -- Population and study design -- Statement of methodology -- Girdwood -- Historical background -- Government structure -- Girdwood Board of Supervisors and Land Use Committee -- Municipality of Anchorage Heritage Land Bank -- Non-governmental organizations -- Alyeska Resort and Seibu Corporation -- Alaska Railroad -- Girdwood 2020 -- Formal planning documents -- Alaska Railroad rail spur proposal -- Community actions regarding rail spur proposal -- Anchorage assembly action -- Conclusions -- Nuiqsut -- Historical background -- Governmental structure -- City of Nuiqsut -- Native village of Nuiqsut -- North Slope Borough -- State of Alaska and Federal Governments -- Non-governmental organizations -- Kuukpik Corporation -- Arctic Slope Regional Corporation -- Formal planning documents -- Alpine field development project -- Community actions regarding alpine field proposal -- Surface use agreement -- Conclusions -- Analysis & conclusions -- References.en_US
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dc.titleLocal control in economic development: an urban - rural comparison in the Northen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemaen_US
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