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Meeting the Challenge of 9/11: Blueprints for More Effective Government
Edited by: Thomas H. Stanton

Cloth ISBN: 978-0-7656-1758-3 Paper ISBN: 978-0-7656-1759-0
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Information: 368pp. Tables, figures, boxes, bibliographic references, index.
Publication Date: September 2006.  


Description: 9/11 revealed serious public sector shortcomings in such areas as border security and immigration control, cybersecurity, and first responses to hostile acts. This book focuses on how to make government more effective, especially in our post-9/11 era of heightened concern for national and homeland security.

Meeting the Challenge of 9/11 is a top-to-bottom guidebook for improving government organization and performance. While it specifically addresses the key issues of homeland security (biodefense, border security, immigration control, and infrastructure protection), it has a broader agenda--the renewal of an effective, well-managed government. The chapter authors have extensive senior-level experience in managing government organizations or in analyzing government organization and management. Most are Fellows of the National Academy of Public Administration and active participants in NAPA's Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management.

Selected Contents:

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Meeting the Challenge of September 11, Thomas H. Stanton

Part 1. Public Administration since September 11
1. Moving toward More Capable Government: A Guide to Organizational Design, Thomas H. Stanton
2. Developing the Domestic Security State, James D. Carroll

Part 2. Organizing for More Effective Government
3. Creating the Department of Homeland Security: An Old Approach to a New Problem, Frederick M. Kaiser
4. An Undersecretary for Management: Its Potential in the Department of Homeland Security, Alan L. Dean and Dwight Ink
5. The Need for an Office of Federal Management: Now More than Ever, Ronald C. Moe

Part 3. Managing for More Effective Government
6. Observations on Organization and Management, Murray Comarow
7. Managing Change that Makes a Difference, Dwight Ink
8. Developments in the Federal Performance Management Movement: Balancing Conflicting Values in GPRA and PART, Beryl A. Radin

Part 4. Addressing Critical Issues

9. The Many Cultures of Government, Michael Maccoby
10. Contracting--An American Way of Governance: Post-9/11 Constitutional Choices, Dan Guttman
11. Improving the Military Personnel System, Cindy Williams
12. Will Homeland Security Improve Intergovernmental Management? Enid Beaumont and Bruce D. McDowell
13. Improving Federal Relations with States, Localities, and Private Organizations on Matters of Homeland Security: The Stakeholder Council Model, Thomas H. Stanton

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Review(s): "This is an excellent collection of essays by top public administration scholars. ... Those concerned with public management in the homeland security era will find this book very useful and thought provoking." -- Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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