Intergovernmental Relations Analytical Essay by Peerless

Intergovernmental Relations
A discussion of how the Sept 11th attacks might have been avoided if the government agencies had shared gathered information.
# 9729 | 1,698 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper looks at old forms of governing where all systems were intergovernmental and analyzes whether the 9-11 terror attacks might have been avoided had these practices been in place in the United States. The writer examines what changes need to be made in the public administration and political systems in order for them to be more communicative and inter-related.

From the Paper:

"In 448 BC, the Greeks defeated the Persians in a series of sea battles. Using a technique all too familiar to Americans in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Greeks turned their ships into battering rams and used them to smash in the sides of their enemy's ships. (Smith) To work successfully, the technique required an extremely high level of cooperation, both among the rowers who had to pull with perfect synchronization to achieve the speed necessary for such a strike, and among the ships' captains, who had to coordinate to make sure they hit the right targets while staying out of each other's way. (Smith) The stunning success of the campaign cleared the way for what would become one of the world's great empires."

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"Intergovernmental Relations" 31 January 2003. Web. 04 October. 2022. <>