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Working in a Federal Agency: Social Ostracism and Discrimination

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King explains how segregated race relations, tolerated by the federal government, facilitated discrimination and inequality of treatment for Black Americans in federal departments and agencies. He ... More


The Disaster Relief Act of 1974: Richard Nixon and the Creation of Emergency Management

Timothy W. Kneeland

in Playing Politics with Natural Disaster: Hurricane Agnes, the 1972 Election, and the Origins of FEMA

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748530
eISBN:
9781501748554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748530.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies how, after his landslide reelection in 1972, Richard Nixon began his campaign to change the trajectory of American disaster policy and create a new era in which preparation and ... More


Agencies, Juries, and the Public Interest

Thomas O. McGarity

in The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122961
eISBN:
9780300152203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122961.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter focuses exclusively on the question of institutional competence, and the two chapters that follow examine the other arguments for and against preemption. Among other things, this chapter ... More


MAD, NUTS, and Civil Defense, 1963–1980

Dee Garrison

in Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how after Kennedy's death, the new and greatly underfunded civil defense agency was moved to the Department of Defense, and the government no longer talked of bomb shelters. During ... More


Funding Social Work Research: Federal and Foundation Opportunities

Ruth G. McRoy, Jerry P. Flanzer, and Joan Levy Zlotnik

in Building Research Culture and Infrastructure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195399646
eISBN:
9780199932757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399646.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Finding grant funding for research is one of the biggest challenges social work faculty and research administrators often face. While few research funding resources are specifically targeted only to ... More


Playing Politics with Natural Disaster: Hurricane Agnes, the 1972 Election, and the Origins of FEMA

Timothy W. Kneeland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748530
eISBN:
9781501748554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748530.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Hurricane Agnes struck the United States in June of 1972, just months before a pivotal election and at the dawn of the deindustrialization period across the Northeast. The response by local, state, ... More


The Preemption War in the Federal Agencies

Thomas O. McGarity

in The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122961
eISBN:
9780300152203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122961.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter describes the quiet effort by several federal agencies during the George W. Bush administration to preempt state common law litigation through aggressive administrative interpretations ... More


The Truncated Career of Autonomous Federal Agencies

Gail Radford

in The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226037691
eISBN:
9780226037868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037868.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter traces the history of federal corporate agencies. Modeled after the Emergency Fleet Corporation and the Federal Land Banks, government-owned corporations became a familiar part of the ... More


Law Enforcement’s Institutional Machinery and the Criminal Process

Lauren A. McCarthy

in Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Enforce New Laws, from Crime to Courtroom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453892
eISBN:
9781501701375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453892.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter describes Russia’s four law enforcement agencies: the police (Ministerstvo vnutrennykh del, MVD), the Procuracy (Prokuratura), the Federal Security Service (Federal’naia sluzhba ... More


. The 1950s Welfare Backlash and Federal Complicity

Ellen Reese

in Backlash against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244610
eISBN:
9780520938717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244610.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter presents an overview of the 1950s welfare backlash and explores how federal officials’ lax control over Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) encouraged states to develop tough new welfare ... More


Environmental Protection

Thomas O. McGarity

in Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire Revival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300141245
eISBN:
9780300195217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141245.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on four federal agencies that bear some responsibility for protecting the nation's natural resources and environment, namely the Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Corps ... More


Collaborative Organizational Prosecution

Brandon L. Garrett

in Prosecutors in the Boardroom: Using Criminal Law to Regulate Corporate Conduct

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787038
eISBN:
9780814709375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787038.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the relationship between prosecutors and regulators in corporate cases, with particular emphasis on the merits of corporate regulation by prosecution. It first considers the ... More


Good Enough for Government Work?: Federal Agencies at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

James I. Deutsch

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The author addresses the benefits and liabilities of presenting domestic government agencies as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, making evident that the negotiations involved can be as ... More


Public Interest Lost

in The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772028
eISBN:
9780226772042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The fundamental principle—that government has a vital role to play in protecting people from harm—could lead to endless arguments in the arena of traditional social welfare programs over exactly when ... More


Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Karen Merrill

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The history of the American West is a history of struggles over land, and none has inspired so much passion and misunderstanding as the conflict between ranchers and the federal government over ... More


Positive Metrics

in The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772028
eISBN:
9780226772042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) requires agencies to compile “strategic plans” that establish goals for evaluating their performance. Agencies devote thousands of hours to ... More


The New Commission Goes to Work, 1923–1938: Organizing and Implementing the Nation’s Overseas Commemorative Program

Thomas H. Conner

in War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813176314
eISBN:
9780813176345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter gives an overview of the ABMC’s first fifteen years as an official independent federal agency. Adding to the work of the Graves Registration Service and the National Commission of Fine ... More


Lincoln's Judge Advocate General, September 3, 1862–April 14, 1865

Elizabeth D. Leonard

in Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835005
eISBN:
9781469602738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869383_leonard.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the ways in which the post of judge advocate general of the army had changed dramatically since the war began. The Federal army had grown from a small force of about 16,000 ... More


Cost-Benefit Analysis

in The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772028
eISBN:
9780226772042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter begins by explaining how health and safety statutes intend for agencies to make regulatory decisions. It then discusses how traditional cost-benefit analysis distorts such deliberations. ... More


Regulating the Front Line From Above: The Joint Commission and Hospital Regulation in the United States

Rebecca Kolins Givan

in The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter suggests that although the casual observer may see that the American health care system is fragmented and market driven, the underlying reality is that it is also highly regulated. Just ... More


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