Public Policy Influences Government Stakeholders: Government Stakeholders Influences Public Policy

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Public Policy Influences Government Stakeholders: Government Stakeholders Influences Public Policy
James Dykes Williams
University: ORG-807
January 22, 2014

Public Policy Influences Government Stakeholders: Government Stakeholders Influences Public Policy
The American people expect that government and government-reliant organizations will protect their interests when there are imminent threats to the well-being of citizens and humanity. In the process of sustaining trust from the general public, stakeholders in government are elected by the people to protect citizen’s interests. An agency that functions in supportive roles, such as, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) have professional rescue and lifesaving
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As the towers fell and bodies were tediously removed from the rumble, the sign of the American government’s failures to detect the plot, communicate among various agencies and respond to leaders on the ground to ward off the attack was evident by the weakness shown in government to protect its citizens at home. The dismantling of government infrastructure, the loss of innocent lives, and the attack on American patriotism that public interest was raised to astronomical emotions which sparked alert security levels to be established to protect infrastructure, border and transportation security and emergency preparedness (Rynes and Shapiro, 2005).Through the 9/11 catastrophic disaster, and public policy concerns, the American government decided to restructure legally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that was not prepared to protect the infrastructure into a centralized agency. That agency would be named the Department of Homeland Security (Rynes et al., 2005).
To examine the effectiveness of the newly developed agency, the Department of Homeland Security, it is important to roll the clock back to August 27, 2005. The citizens in New Orleans were devastated by Hurricane Katrina where levees broke which caused flooding of the city which consequently; drowned citizens, created mass vandalism of stores by desperate citizen who were in need of food,

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