Statutes and regulations are frequently designed to affect the public in specific ways. But exactly how these laws ultimately impact the public often depends on how politicians go about securing control of the complex public agencies that implement policies, and how these organizations in turn are used to define the often-contested concept of "national security.
He shows how Americans end up choosing security goals not through an elaborate technical process, but in lively and overlapping settings involving conflict over statutory programs, agency autonomy, presidential power, and priorities for domestic and international risk regulation. He served in the Obama and Clinton Administrations, and has written extensively about administrative law and legislation, cyberlaw, citizenship and immigration, public health law, and criminal justice.
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Any scholar or student of bureaucracy, security studies broadly, or modern US history should read this excellent book. Ultimately, the ongoing fights about the scope of national security reshape the very structure of government, particularly during - or in anticipation of - a national crisis"--Unedited summary from book cover. Read more Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Investigates the origins of two major federal agencies that touch the lives of Americans every day: the Roosevelt-era Federal Security Agency and the more recently created Department of Homeland Security to show how fights over the scope of national security can reshape the very structure of government.
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He served in the Obama and Clinton Administrations, and has written extensively about administrative law and legislation, cyberlaw, citizenship and immigration, public health law, and criminal justice. Any scholar or student of bureaucracy, security studies broadly, or modern US history should read this excellent book. Each chapter has extensive and annotated footnotes, and the book has a lengthy bibliography. Smith, Law Library Journal. Applying this fresh lens to the Department of Homeland Security places bureaucratic power into an unforgiving glare.