Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Stakeholder Theory as a Framework for Public Policy Change: A Case Study of the Louisiana Sentencing Commission's Recommendation for Medical Parole Reform
by LeDoux, Jerrie, M.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015, 103; 1592402
Abstract (Summary)

The use of stakeholder theory as a prism for medical parole reform is the foundational issue in this qualitative case study of the Louisiana Sentencing Commission. Stakeholder saliency is examined using the traits of power, legitimacy, and urgency. An examination of the public policy reform effort by the Commission revealed that legitimacy and power allowed two groups to be elevated beyond the stakeholder role, to that of powerbroker. The powerbroker role was pivotal in the lack of significant reform being achieved.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Givens-Carroll, Dedria
Commitee: Auter, Philip J., Burtt, Katrina
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Communication
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Communication, Criminology, Public policy
Keywords: Medical parole, Powerbroker theory, Public policy, Sentencing commission, Stakeholder theory
Publication Number: 1592402
ISBN: 978-1-321-87424-2
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