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Author Cuéllar, Mariano-Florentino.

Title Governing Security [electronic resource] : the Hidden Origins of American Security Agencies.

Imprint Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (337 pages)
Contents Table of Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Preface and Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; 1. The Twin Problems of Governing Security; 2. Rethinking Law, Security, and Organizational Structure; 3. Arming Democracy: Designing Federal Security; 4. Just How Secure Are You at This Moment? Growing and Elevating Federal Security; 5. Democracies Need Not Always Be Weak: More Control, and More to Control; 6. Crosscurrents or Greater Velocity: Shifting Functions, Justifications, and Capacity; 7. Maybe It's Time to Think Big: Creating DHS and Defining Homeland Security.
8. The Political Logic and Early Legacy of DHS9. No Matter What Fate May Have in Store: Security and the Nation-State in a World of Economic Risk; 10. An Organizational Gloss on Separation of Powers; Conclusion: One Supreme Objective for the Future; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary The impact of public law depends on how politicians secure control of public organizations, and how these organizations in turn are used to define national security. Governing Security explores this dynamic by investigating the surprising history of two major federal agencies that touch the lives of Americans every day: the Roosevelt-era Federal Security Agency (which became today's Department of Health and Human Services) and the more recently created Department of Homeland Security. Through the stories of both organizations, Cuéllar offers a compelling account of crucial d.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject United States. Federal Security Agency.
United States. Department of Homeland Security.
United States. Department of Homeland Security.
United States. Federal Security Agency.
National security -- United States.
Internal security -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cuéllar, Mariano-Florentino. Governing Security : The Hidden Origins of American Security Agencies. Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, ©2013 9780804770705
ISBN 9780804784344
9780804770699 (alk. paper)
0804770697 (alk. paper)
9780804770705 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0804770700 (pbk. : alk. paper)