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dc.contributor.advisorDougherty, Debbieeng
dc.contributor.authorSchraedley, Megan Annette Kocheng
dc.date.issued2018eng
dc.date.submitted2018 Summereng
dc.description.abstractFor this dissertation case study, I examined how individuals, especially those who worked on interorganizational food security programming and policymaking, discussed organizational policy messaging and the discursively constructed meanings around their work related to food security. I focused on the communicative linkages between a US government development organization and the problem of food insecurity because this condition continues to plague nearly a billion people around the world. Specifically, I investigated the communicative processes leading up to the passage of the Global Food Security Act (2016), including the organizational construction of meaning that helped get the bipartisan legislation passed at a contentious time in our government's history. I conducted in-depth, qualitative interviews with food security professionals and coded documents related to the passage of the GFSA. This study serves a dual purpose: 1) The findings provide evidence of language convergence/meaning divergence that adds to a deeper scholarly understanding of how policies are created and interpreted differently, and 2) the findings offer insight into the ways in which a US government organization uses strategic ambiguity to persuade stakeholders to fund food security programming and support impactful international programming.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (vi, 243 pages) ; illustrationseng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/69876
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/69876eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subject.disciplineCommunicationeng
dc.subject.FASTCommunicationeng
dc.subject.FASTFood securityeng
dc.titleA case study of the Global Food Security Act of 2016 : interorganizational policymaking and food security d/discourseseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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