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Under ConstructionMaking Homeland Security at the Local Level$
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Kerry B. Fosher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226257433

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.001.0001

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// A Brief Introduction to Homeland Security Work

// A Brief Introduction to Homeland Security Work

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(p.95) Chapter 5 // A Brief Introduction to Homeland Security Work
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Under Construction
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.003.0005

This chapter, which discusses the issues covered by homeland security work in the United States, suggests that there are two rough categories of homeland security work: daily task oriented work and context building. It provides examples of some of the questions facing practitioners, and introduces two important themes of coordination and information sharing/secrecy. The chapter also contends that understanding local homeland security is a fundamentally interpretive task.

Keywords:   homeland security, United States, context building, coordination, information sharing, interpretative task

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