Ashley Jochim (Ph.D. 2012) and Professor Peter May were recently awarded the APSA Theodore J. Lowi prize for Best Article published in Policy Studies Journal in 2012
In the article they argue that homeland security provides a preeminent example of the challenges of developing policy regimes that focus policymaking on a common goal across diverse subsystems. All the ingredients for fashioning a powerful regime were in place after the terrorist attacks of September 2001—a common purpose, engaged stakeholders, and institutional redesign. But for a variety of reasons, the results are far from cohesive. The lessons they draw are more general ones regarding factors that influence the strength of boundary-spanning policy regimes.
“Constructing Homeland Security: An Anemic Regime,” Policy Studies Journal 39(2) 285-307.