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dc.contributor.advisorLooney Robert E.
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Jason B.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:44:08Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:44:08Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5085
dc.description.abstractThe key message for the homeland security enterprise in the 2010 National Security Strategy is that homeland security "is not simply about government action alone, but rather about the collective strength of the entire country." Based, in part, on sheer numbers, but mostly on its ability to touch every aspect of every life in every location, the American population is simply unmatched by any other resource at our disposal. Therefore, the country's collective strength hinges on the participation of its citizens. Unfortunately, however, much of the population perceives homeland security as a collective good-that they will receive the same benefits whether they contribute or not. After examining the level of importance of individuals to homeland security and then assessing their current level of engagement, this thesis evaluates the tendency of individuals to remain free riders in the administration of a public good-homeland security. The study concludes that the lack of citizen participation is a collective action problem, which will only be remedied through the use of "separate and selective" incentives.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/energizingenterp109455085
dc.format.extentxvi, 121 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNational securityen_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshPreparednessen_US
dc.titleEnergizing the enterprise an incentive-based approach to homeland securityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDahl, Erik J.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies
dc.description.serviceUS Air Force (USAF) authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc697889843
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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