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Professor Louise K. Comfort argues that a focus on creating a large homeland security department may be misplaced. She suggests that policymakers move away from a standard top-down approach to organizational control and instead focus on auto-adaptive processes that incorporate decentralized...
Faced by the continued threat of suicide bombers and other acts of terrorism, Professor Masters argues that we need a more robust and cogent policy debate about the two primary security strategies: deterrence and pre-emption. Masters suggests that the Bush administrations apparent emphasis on a...
Dr. Kamarck describes three models of government available to policy makers who must design strategies for homeland security. She argues that homeland security, like many emerging policy problems, does not lend itself to traditional bureaucratic government. Public leaders must create effective...
Professor Harknett argues that the Bush administration has incorrectly labeled the security threat facing the nation as terrorism. The threat is actually barbarism, which implies an effort to destroy as an end itself rather than as a means to pursue political objectives. Traditional models of...
Professor Demchak criticizes the current Homeland Security Agency proposal as a convenient piling together of overstretched small agencies. After identifying principles appropriate for designing complex systems, she then applies these principles for strategies to strengthen U.S. domestic...
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