Accession Number : AD0451013
Title : COMMUNITY POWER STRUCTURE AND CIVIL DEFENSE
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : IOWA AGRICULTURAL AND HOME ECONOMICS EXPERIMENT STATION AMES
Personal Author(s) : Bohlen, Joe M ; Beal, George M ; Klonglan, Gerald E ; Tait, John L
Report Date : Jan 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 285
Abstract : This report is concerned with the distribution of social power and its possible effects upon the implementation of civil defense programs. The general objectives of this report are (1) to define concepts which are relevant to understanding the community decision-making process, (2) to present an analytical model or framework which a local civil defense director could use in analyzing social power, (3) to operationalize the framework in one community, and (4) to determine the civil defense knowledge, sentiments, sources of information and actions of community influentials. The specific objectives are (1) to delineate the persons perceived to be community influentials and who affect the decision-making processes of the community, (2) to determine the personal and social characteristics of the community influentials, (3) to determine the extent to which there is a structure in the interpersonal relationships among community influentials, (4) to determine the extent to which the community influentials are perceived to have social power in different issue areas.
Descriptors : *CIVIL DEFENSE , *LOCAL GOVERNMENT , DECISION MAKING , LEADERSHIP , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , SHELTERS , PUBLIC RELATIONS , SOCIOLOGY , URBAN AREAS , RURAL AREAS , SOCIAL SCIENCES
Subject Categories : Civil Defense
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE