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COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

Executive institutional

Executive institutional structure .................................................. 42 Administrative capacity of land use planning ............................. 46 Legislative institutional structure ................................................ 47 Turnovers of council members .................................................... 49 Informal Institutions: Social Capital from Network Linkage............... 50 Network bonding communities.................................................... 50 Network flowing information...................................................... 52 Moderating Role of Institutions............................................................ 54 Executive institutions and environmental interests ..................... 54 Legislative institutions and environmental interests.................... 56 Informal institutions and environmental interests ....................... 57 4. DATA AND DESIGN.................................................................................... 58 Dependent Variables: Local Comprehensive Plan Amendments............... 58 Conservation Amendment of Local Comprehensive Plans.................. 58 Ratio of Large/Small Scale Amendments of Future Land Use Map.... 60 Independent Variables ................................................................................ 63 Physical Characteristics........................................................................ 63 Community Interests............................................................................. 63 Formal and Informal Institutions.......................................................... 64 Formal Institutions....................................................................... 64 Informal Institutions .................................................................... 66 Control Variable ................................................................................... 68 Research Design ......................................................................................... 70 Panel Probit Model for Conservation Amendments of Florida Cities.. 70 Heckman Selection Model for Ratio of Large/Small Scale amendments of Future Land Use Map ........................................................................... 71 Institutional Moderating effects for Both Models ................................ 74 5. RESULTS AND IMPLICATIONS ................................................................ 75 Results ............................................................................................... 75 Panel Probit Analysis of Conservation Amendments........................... 75 Heckman Selection Model for Ratio of Large/Small Scale amendments of Future Land Use Map ........................................................................... 81 Implications ............................................................................................... 85 Conclusion ............................................................................................... 88 APPENDICES ............................................................................................... 90 A Correlation and Covariance Matrix of Independent Variables............. 91 B Panel Regression Analysis with Robust Standard Error: Ratio of Large to Small Scale Amendments..................................................................... 92 vi

REFERENCES ............................................................................................... 94 vii

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