The Geographical Dimensions of Terrorism / Edition 1

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Overview

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415946414
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Issue Boxes
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Ch. 1 The Changing Landscape of Fear 1
Ch. 2 Societal Responses to Threats
2.1 Public Health, Law Enforcement, and Hazards Management 9
2.2 Urban Vulnerability to Terrorism as Hazard 17
2.3 Emergency Preparedness and Response - Lessons Learned from 9/11 27
2.4 Transborder Disaster Management 35
Ch. 3 Understanding the Root Causes of Terrorism
3.1 The Space of Terror 47
3.2 Geographies of Inclusion/Exclusion 53
3.3 Drug Production, Commerce, and Terrorism 59
3.4 Insurrections 67
Ch. 4 Geospatial Data and Technologies in Times of Crises
4.1 The Need for a National Spatial Data Infrastructure 77
4.2 Remote Sensing Imagery for Emergency Management 87
4.3 Geospatial Data in Emergencies 99
4.4 Data Modeling for Emergencies 105
4.5 Intelligent Emergency Response Systems 111
4.6 Geographic Management Systems for Homeland Security 117
Ch. 5 Vulnerability of Lifelines, the Built Environment, and People
5.1 Critical Infrastructure 127
5.2 Energy Systems and Infrastructures 139
5.3 Transportation and Communication Lifelines Disruption 145
5.4 Economic Assessment of Unexpected Events 153
5.5 Estimating Populations at Risk 161
5.6 Recreating Secure Spaces 169
Ch. 6 Bioterrorism
6.1 Understanding Biological Warfare 181
6.2 Bioweaponry and Agroterrorism 187
6.3 Spatial Surveillance of and Response to Biological Threats 199
Ch. 7 Building a Safer but Open Society
7.1 Openness versus Security of Geographic Information 207
7.2 GeoSecurity 213
Ch. 8 A Research and Action Agenda 223
Epilogue 231
Notes 233
References 235
Contributors 255
Index 267
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