System under Stress Homeland Security and American Politics

ISBN-10: 0872893332
ISBN-13: 9780872893337
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Donald F. Kettl
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List price: $36.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 12/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 143
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

Frances E. Lee is professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland. She is author of Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles and Partisanship in the U.S. Senate (2009) and coauthor of Sizing Up The Senate: The Unequal Consequences of Equal Representation (1999). Her work has received national recognition, including the Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize for the best book in legislative politics in 2010, and the D. B. Hardeman Prize for the best book on a congressional topic in both 1999 and 2011. Her articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Journal of Political Science, among others.Donald F. Kettl is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Prior to his appointment, he was the Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Political Science. Kettl is the author of numerous books, including The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them, The Global Public Management Revolution, and Leadership at the Fed. Kettl has twice won the Louis Brownlow Award for the best book in public administration, for The Transformation of Governance: Public Administration for Twenty-first Century America in 2003 and System under Stress: Homeland Security and American Politics in 2005. In 2008, he was awarded the John Gaus Award of the American Political Science Association for lifetime contributions to the scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration. Kettl has consulted broadly for government organizations and is a regular columnist for Governing magazine.

Foreword
Preface
Stress Test
Administering the Stress Test
The Rise of "Homeland Security"
Prevention and Response
Homeland Security and Public Policy
Coordination Dilemmas
Connecting the Dots
Mysterious Powder
Worries Spread
Homeland Security as Coordination
Reshaping the Bureaucracy
The Organizational Challenge
First Steps
The Restructuring Struggle
The Battle over Boundaries
The Federalism Jumble
The Struggle to Regain the City
Learning for the Future
The Political Costs of Managing Risk
Balancing Risks
Using the Market to Manage Risk
Warning Signals
Trust
Balancing Liberty with Protection
The USA Patriot Act
Broadening the War
The Building Debate
Balancing Security and Rights
Gauging the Stress Test
Opening the Policy Window
How Does the Political System React to Stress?
What Has Homeland Security Done to the Policy System?
Notes
Index

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