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Two Models of Nonrational Action

Michael Barkun

in Chasing Phantoms: Reality, Imagination, and Homeland Security Since 9/11

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834701
eISBN:
9781469603230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877692_barkun.11
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that the appearance of nonrational considerations in terrorism and homeland security policy is not as surprising as it might at first seem when one considers the prominence of ... More


Unseen Dangers As Defilements

Michael Barkun

in Chasing Phantoms: Reality, Imagination, and Homeland Security Since 9/11

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834701
eISBN:
9781469603230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877692_barkun.10
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes how unseen dangers cannot be discussed without confronting ideas about pollution and defilement. In the first place, biological weapons, which occupy so large a place in ... More


Hurricane Katrina, Unseen Dangers, and the all-Hazards Policy

Michael Barkun

in Chasing Phantoms: Reality, Imagination, and Homeland Security Since 9/11

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834701
eISBN:
9781469603230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877692_barkun.8
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows how there may be a connection, though perverse, between the flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and unseen dangers. The hurricane was all too visible, shown on ... More


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