Date of Award:

1-1-1969

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Political Science

Advisor/Chair:

Calvin W. Hiibner

Abstract

A single political issue, public financing of a sewage treatment facility for the city of Logan, was studied in an attempt to determine the effect of certain variables on the formation of public policy.

The case study method of research was followed, and conclusions were based on data obtained through personal interviews as well as through study of public documents.

Among factors which influenced the decisional process was the degree to which technological knowledge was accepted. Policies developed by the state legislature and the federal bureaucracy to deal with environmental pollution also affected the local situation. A conflict which arose over interpretation of certain of these policies was largely resolved in court.

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