Title

Bureaucratic Power: Security and the National Response Plan

Department

Political Science & International Affairs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2006

Abstract

The National Response Plan was created by the Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of organizing disaster relief services by coordinating activities of cabinet departments and independent agencies. A case study of the Plan's creation shows that the Department has skillfully used its sources of administrative power to build a latent control network with little or no oversight, raising questions of accountability and ultimate security. Variables discussed here promote building of a theory of bureaucratic power.

Journal

Public Organization Review

Journal ISSN

1566-7170

Volume

6

Issue

4

First Page

317

Last Page

328

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/s11115-006-0007-y