Contemplating the role of precision and range in homeland security policy analysis: A response to Mueller

Warren S. Eller, Brian J. Gerber

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In an effort to address some of the gaps in homeland security policy analysis-at present a relatively understudied topic from an analytic perspective-Professor Mueller offers an examination of policy decision making for a subset of low probability-high consequence events; particularly the idea of passive asset defense. This article provides a critical examination of Professor Mueller's work, tendering what we identify as a number of critical limitations with his framework and argues it does not provide an adequate basis for sound analysis in this policy area. We also offer several suggestions where one could build upon a portion of the groundwork his paper lays, especially in moving toward a greater appreciation of what terrorism means for an all-hazards management system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-39
Number of pages17
JournalPolicy Studies Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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