COMMUNITY ATTITUDES AND ACTION ON THE FALLOUT SHELTER ISSUE. A CASE STUDY OF TWO COMMUNITIES LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA AND NORWALK, CONNECTICUT
C-E-I-R INC BEVERLY HILLS CA
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A case study of two communities, Livermore, California and Norwalk, Connecticut, was conducted because they had been involved in substantial public discussion of community shelter programs and appeared to be on the verge of constructing shelters on a community-wide basis. The primary purpose of the study was to investigate the adoption-diffusion, social action and decision-making processes about community shelter programs. Unfortunately the adoption of a shelter program never materialized in either of the two communities due to external, as well as internal, forces, and what was observed was a frustrated effort on the part of some community members to build community shelters. In both communities, those who actively promoted the shelter programs were scientists andor engineers and they were relatively inexperienced in community leadership. There was also a notable lack of support from the key community leaders who are usually active in conventional community affairs such as Red Cross drives and hospital fund campaigns. This probably contributed significantly to the fact that the adoption of a shelter program provided to be abortive in both communities.
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