Award Date

12-28-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Sociology

First Committee Member

Barbara G. Brents

Number of Pages

131

Abstract

Water Policy and Theoretical Models: Political, Bureaucratic and Class Dynamics in a Growth Economy explores the three major socio-political theories of the state and public policy: pluralism, elite/managerialism and class-dialecticism using a case study of a series of policy decisions and outcomes during the period from 1989 to 1995 related to the Las Vegas Valley Water District which serves Las Vegas, Nevada. This time period is important due to the unprecedented levels of population growth experienced in the Las Vegas Valley and due to the extreme scarcity of water resources. This case study explores the issues of popular politics, bureaucratic and elite organization and class imperatives as played out in the development of public water policy by the Las Vegas Valley Water District.

Keywords

Bureaucratic; Class; Dynamic; Economy; Growth; Models; Nevada; Policy; Political; Theoretical; Water

Controlled Subject

Public policy; City planning; Political science

File Format

pdf

File Size

3450.88 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/f6mc-8x2m


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