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// Context: Policy and Geography

in Under Construction

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780226257433
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226257457 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.003.0002
// Context: Policy and Geography

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This chapter examines the policy context of homeland security in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. It describes some of the features of the Boston area that created a special context for homeland security operations, particularly the inconsistent patterns of regionalization and the impact of the Big Dig highway construction project. The chapter also provides an overview of the federal policies that influenced local action from civil defense to the present.

Keywords: homeland security; terrorist attacks; United States; Boston; regionalization; Big Dig; federal policies; civil defense

Chapter.  7451 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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