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Chasing phantoms : reality, imagination, and homeland security since 9/11

Author: Michael Barkun
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title explores the gap between the reality of terrorism and the imagined threat of terrorism. Linking this gap between reality and paranoia to the Bush administration's 'overreaction' to terrorist threats, the author focuses on the issue of unseen dangers.
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Barkun, Michael.
Chasing phantoms.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010041420
(OCoLC)668197722
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Barkun
ISBN: 9780807877692 0807877697 9781469603230 1469603233
OCLC Number: 715868044
Description: 1 online resource (184 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; ONE: INVISIBLE DANGERS; TWO: DISASTER AND TERRORISM; THREE: MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE: Reverse Transparency and Privacy; FOUR: HURRICANE KATRINA, UNSEEN DANGERS, AND THE ALL-HAZARDS POLICY; FIVE: THE IMAGERY OF THE LANDSCAPE OF FEAR; SIX: UNSEEN DANGERS AS DEFILEMENTS; SEVEN: TWO MODELS OF NONRATIONAL ACTION; EIGHT: EXPERTS, NARRATIVES, AND THE PUBLIC; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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Convincingly lays out powerful arguments. . . . Scholars, students, and policy makers will find much to ponder in this rigorous examination of homeland security and its demons.--Publishers Weekly

 
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