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Agricultural Inspections on the California-Mexico Border: The Impacts of Public Policy

PAM, Vol. 8 No. 3, (2003)

This paper uses qualitative, first-person experience from the field,
to show how the impetus for homeland security, arising in the
United States, after September 11, 2001, has changed
organizational culture, and the design and meaning of work, on the
California-Mexico Border. How this change has impacted
individual employees is given from the perspective of a veteran
Agricultural Officer at the Port of Calexico, using participant
observation, hermeneutical and phenomenology techniques.

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