Title page for ETD etd-10072005-094814
|Type of Document
||Howard, Melissa M.
||Organization and reorganization as manifestation of public policy : national security emergency management
||Public Administration and Public Affairs
|Wolf, James F.
|Blong, Clair K.
|Kronenberg, Philip S.
|Smith, Ruth Ann
|Wamsley, Gary L.
- Administrative agencies United States Reorganizati
- Administrative agencies United States Management
|Date of Defense
This dissertation discusses the administrative
mechanisms used to execute the president's federal interagency
program for national security emergency preparedness
(NSEP). The research examines NSEP organizational history
starting with its formal creation in 1933, and focusing on
its most recent structure, the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (during the 1978-1990 period). The dissertation
explores formal organizations as manifestations of public
policy. The critical events of recent NSEP history
resulting in the redefinition of the public policy are the
focus of this case study. The findings are: (1) that
reorganization has been a significant aspect of NSEP
history; (2) that the formal and informal relationship of an
organization and its leadership with the White House
constitute a critical aspect of organizational design; (3)
that the task of coordination is a murky one rife with
hazards; and (4) that the effectiveness of a reorganization
can be undermined by its implementation.
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