Protecting the Homeland: European Approaches to Societal Security--Implications for the United States by Daniel S. Hamilton, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Protecting the Homeland: European Approaches to Societal Security--Implications for the United States

Protecting the Homeland: European Approaches to Societal Security--Implications for the United States

by Daniel S. Hamilton
     
 

Developing common or complementary approaches to what Europeans call societal security and what Americans call homeland security is a major priority for the transatlantic community in 21st century. Threats such as terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, regional conflict, state failure, and organized crime require a committed transatlantic

Overview

Developing common or complementary approaches to what Europeans call societal security and what Americans call homeland security is a major priority for the transatlantic community in 21st century. Threats such as terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, regional conflict, state failure, and organized crime require a committed transatlantic partnership in order to be successful. Five European country case studies are offered here, along with implications for the United States. This book is the result of a collaborative effort between the Center for Transatlantic Relations and Johns Hopkins University – SAIS in Washington, D.C., the Swiss Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich; and Crismart at the Swedish National Defence College. Contributors include Axel Hagelstam (National Emergency Supply Agency, Finland), Stein Hendriksen (Norwegian Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergency Planning), Jan-Philipp Kessler (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Jan Metzger (Zurich State Department of Economy), Thomas Pankratz (Austrian Ministry of Defense), and Anu Sallinen (Finnish Defense Staff).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976643425
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
01/10/2006
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel S. Hamilton is the Richard von Weizsäcker Professor and director of the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University. He also serves as the director of the American Consortium for EU Studies in Washington, DC. Bengt Sundelius is chief scientist of the Swedish Emergency Management Agency and professor of government, Uppsala University. He is the founding director of the National Center for Crisis Management Research & Training (Crismart) of the Swedish National Defense College. Jesper Grönvall is a senior analyst at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and a visiting fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations.

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