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Interagency Interaction: Exploring the Facilitators and Inhibitors of Interagency Interaction in the U.S. National Security System

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dc.contributor.advisor Goldstone, Jack A.
dc.contributor.author German, Keith
dc.creator German, Keith
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-29T18:42:27Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-29T18:42:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9684
dc.description.abstract National security experts argue that comprehensive reform of the US national security system (NSS) is required to overcome the low levels of interagency interaction that impede the system's ability to effectively address complex national security issues. There have been numerous recent efforts to increase the level of interagency interaction in the US NSS. Given the wide range of entrenched obstacles to interagency interaction, it is not surprising that assessments of recent efforts suggest success will require either an unacceptably long time or a unifying catastrophic failure. Most studies of the US NSS, and most efforts to improve the system, have focused on either leadership of the US NSS or individuals in the upper echelons of the national security departments. This study complements those efforts by using a case study of the system's middle echelon officers to improve understanding of interagency interaction and the challenges of increasing the level of interagency interaction in the US NSS, and to fill a gap in the literature.
dc.format.extent 344 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2015 Keith German
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject Organization theory en_US
dc.subject collaboration en_US
dc.subject interagency interaction en_US
dc.subject middle echelon officers en_US
dc.subject national security en_US
dc.subject organizational change en_US
dc.subject reform en_US
dc.title Interagency Interaction: Exploring the Facilitators and Inhibitors of Interagency Interaction in the U.S. National Security System
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Public Policy en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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