A study to examine community involvement in major U.S.military base closures and realignments from 1988 to 2001

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Title: A study to examine community involvement in major U.S.military base closures and realignments from 1988 to 2001
Author: Yahn, Nancy Stiles
Abstract: This study examines community involvement in major U .S . military base closures and realignments from 1988 to 2001 . There were four waves of base closures during this time . They were in 1988 , 1991 , 1993 , and 1995 . Community involvement became an important criterion in the reuse decisions for the closed bases . The methods used in this study are the literature review , a questionnaire with analysis and three case studies . The literature review looks at the subject of community involvement in general and community involvement in connection with closed military bases . The questionnaire was sent to 107 closed bases with fifty one base representatives responding . The contents of the completed questionnaires were analyzed for community involvement both during the base closure phase and the reuse phase . There are three analyses based on community involvement plus a description of the involvement techniques used . The first analysis uses the Community Involvement Analysis . The results of this analysis were as follows . Community satisfaction depended upon the community elements . In the next analysis , the Representation Analysis , community satisfaction depended upon the amount of representation and time of representation . The regression analysis also showed that amount of representation and time of representation to be optimum . The third analysis , the Involvement Analysis uses the type and amount of community involvement , the amount of representation and the time for representation for the analysis . The results were that the best model was the type and amount of community involvement and amount of representation . In addition , participation methods employed by the base redevelopment agencies were described . Strategic planning was the overall method of community involvement used and multiple involvement methods were used in that framework . Finally , three bases were identified in the questionnaire as candidates for further study and discussed in the study . They were Naval Air Station Cecil Field in Jacksonville , Florida , Glenview Naval Air Station in Glenview , Illinois and Bayonne Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne , New Jersey . The study of these bases provided more information on the base closure process .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2640
Date: 2005-11-01

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A study to examine community involvement in major U.S.military base closures and realignments from 1988 to 2001. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2640 .

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