Understanding Homeland Security: Policy, Perspectives, and Paradoxes / Edition 1by J. Noftsinger, K. Newbold, J. Wheeler
Pub. Date: 04/17/2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the historical, social, psychological, technological, and political aspects that form the broad arena of homeland defence and security. The text provides a view of past events and their evolution, allowing the audience to gain a detailed knowledge of government response and policy implications.
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Table of Contents
List of Figures ix
List of Tables and Boxes xi
Reader's Guide xvii
Acronyms and Abbreviations xix
About the Authors xxiii
The Nature of the Threat 1
What Is Homeland Security? 27
Public Policy Issues 55
Information Intelligence 79
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Security 99
Risk Communication, Psychological Management, and Disaster Preparedness 119
Transportation and Border Security Issues 149
Future Implications: Imagination, Integration, and Improvisation 175
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As an adjunct faculty member in the Emergency Management field who is also an active practitioner as well, I found this text to be an excellent, converstion provoking text that got my students thinking "what next?"
I have used this text on two occasions and I will continue to use this for several more classes next semester.
Mr. Noftsinger has a multi-facted grasp of the topic - he brings in policy, practitioners, politicos and just plain people.
I consider this text a "must read" for all students of emergency management.