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Terrorism and Transportation Policy and Administration: Balancing the Model and Equations for Optimal Security


  • Van R. Johnston


September 11 was the catalytic event that clearly demonstrated that transportation security was a virtual myth. We had obviously overinvested in efficiency-based mechanisms and procedures while the security and safety standards provided by effectiveness considerations were being increasingly ignored. This article analyzes the increasingly dangerous situation as it unfolded and provides an Emerging Entrepreneurial Management and Public Policy Model designed to provide insights towards rebalancing our transportation security and public policy considerations as we attempt to design, implement, and pay for optimal security systems to deal with the terrorism threats we face in the early twenty-first century. Rebalancing the model and the equations will require increased focus, will, and skills. It will also be a lot more expensive . . . in both the private and the public sectors. Copyright 2004 by The Policy Studies Association..

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  • Van R. Johnston, 2004. "Terrorism and Transportation Policy and Administration: Balancing the Model and Equations for Optimal Security," Review of Policy Research, Policy Studies Organization, vol. 21(3), pages 263-274, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:revpol:v:21:y:2004:i:3:p:263-274

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