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The Resource Under construction : making homeland security at the local level, Kerry B. Fosher, (electronic resource)

Under construction : making homeland security at the local level, Kerry B. Fosher, (electronic resource)

Label
Under construction : making homeland security at the local level
Title
Under construction
Title remainder
making homeland security at the local level
Statement of responsibility
Kerry B. Fosher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, security became the paramount concern of virtually everyone involved in governing the United States. While the public's most enduring memories of that time involved the actions of the Bush administration or Congress, the day-to-day reality of homeland security was worked out at the local level. Kerry B. Fosher, having begun an anthropological study of counterterrorism in Boston a few months prior to the attacks, thus found herself in a unique position to observe the formation of an immensely important area of government practice. Under Construction goes behind the headlines and beyond official policy to describe the human activities, emotions, relationships, and decisions that shaped the way most Americans experienced homeland security. Fosher's two years of fieldwork focused on how responders and planners actually worked, illuminating the unofficial strategies that allowed them to resolve conflicts and get things done in the absence of a functioning bureaucracy. Given her unprecedented access, Fosher's account is an exceptional opportunity to see how seemingly monolithic institutions are constructed, maintained, and potentially transformed by a community of people
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fosher, Kerry B
Dewey number
363.34/70973091732
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil defense
  • Local government
  • Civil defense
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • National security
Label
Under construction : making homeland security at the local level, Kerry B. Fosher, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Opportunities and problems : final comments
  • Positions
  • Context : policy and geography
  • Muddling through : methods, ethics, and writing
  • Finding the community
  • A brief introduction to homeland security work
  • Daily tasks
  • Conceptualizing security
  • Maintaining flexibility : how the work gets done
Control code
ocn650524816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226257440
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650524816
Label
Under construction : making homeland security at the local level, Kerry B. Fosher, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Opportunities and problems : final comments
  • Positions
  • Context : policy and geography
  • Muddling through : methods, ethics, and writing
  • Finding the community
  • A brief introduction to homeland security work
  • Daily tasks
  • Conceptualizing security
  • Maintaining flexibility : how the work gets done
Control code
ocn650524816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226257440
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650524816

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