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

Author: Michael Barkun
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author identifies a gap between the realities of terrorism, "violence without a return address", and the everyday discourse about it among government officials and the general public. Demonstrating that U.S. homeland security policy reflects significant nonrational thinking, he offers new recommendations for effective and rational policymaking.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Barkun
ISBN: 9780807834701 080783470X
OCLC Number: 668197722
Description: xviii, 184 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Invisible dangers --
Disaster and terrorism --
Making the invisible visible : reverse transparencey and privacy --
Hurricane Katrina, unseen dangers, and the all-hazards policy --
The imagery of the landscape of fear --
Unseen dangers as defilements --
Two models of nonrational action --
Experts, narratives, and the public.
Responsibility: Michael Barkun.

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The author identifies a gap between the realities of terrorism, "violence without a return address", and the everyday discourse about it among government officials and the general public. Demonstrating that U.S. homeland security policy reflects significant nonrational thinking, he offers new recommendations for effective and rational policymaking.

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