9/11 and the Response: Impacts on Public Sector Workers

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9/11 and the Response: Impacts on Public Sector Workers
As America approaches the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center by Islamic radicals, important questions are being raised concerning how 9/11 and the response to it have impacted public sector workers. Along these lines, consideration of research results leads to the conclusion that 9/11 and the response of top government officials have been extremely disruptive for public sector workers in the Department of Homeland (DHS) and other agencies concerned with national security and public safety.
In a recent study, Organizing Attention: Responses of the Bureaucracy to Agenda Disruption, researchers May, Workman, and Jones (2008)...
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.....ment of Homeland (DHS) and other agencies concerned with national security and public safety. Top-down demands from the White House and Congress result in disruption of activities and behaviors of public sector administrators and workers. This happens in the form of less attention to nonterrorism threats, greater inter-agency distrust, and futile attempts at creative recombination. And all of this makes the nation less secure and less safe.
REFERENCES
May, P. J., Workman, S., & Jones, B. D. (2008). Organizing
Attention: Responses of the Bureaucracy to Agenda Disruption. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 18(4), 517+. Retrieved September 2, 2011, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5037932021