Understanding Homeland Security

Understanding Homeland Security

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by John B. Noftsinger, Kenneth F. Newbold, Jack K. Wheeler
     
 

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"Understanding Homeland Security: Policy, Perspectives, and Paradoxes" provides the first truly comprehensive analysis of the historical, social, psychological, technological, and political aspects that form the broad arena of homeland defense and security. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, the text provides a view of past events and how they formed the… See more details below

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"Understanding Homeland Security: Policy, Perspectives, and Paradoxes" provides the first truly comprehensive analysis of the historical, social, psychological, technological, and political aspects that form the broad arena of homeland defense and security. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, the text provides a view of past events and how they formed the terrain for current events, allowing the audience to gain a detailed knowledge of government response and policy implications. With both the public and private sectors investing heavily in protection efforts, this text offers the essential starting point for the dynamic and emerging homeland defense arena.

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"To illuminate Homeland Security is an ambitious undertaking in a world where the topic often generates more heat than light. Through integration of governmental, business and academic perspectives, the authors succeed in providing the reader with a vital framework for understanding. I know of no other single source that provides students and policy makers with such a thorough, yet eminently readable volume."
--Gregory Saathoff MD, Executive Director, Critical Incident Analysis Group (CIAG), University of Virginia School of Medicine

"Finally, a comprehensive and coherent textbook for the homeland security arena. The authors have undertaken a complex subject matter and distilled it into a presentable format that will have great utility from the classroom to the boardroom. The balancing and integration of subjects that impact public and private sector organizations as well as academia provide the instructor and student with a unique text that will also serve as a ready reference long after the class has concluded."
--Paul M. Maniscalco, MPA, Gilmore National Terrorism Commission, Chairman, Threat Reassessment Panel and State and Local Response Panel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230261280
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/29/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. John B. Noftsinger, Jr., is Associate Vice President of Research and Public Service, James Madison University.
Kenneth F. Newbold, Jr., is Associate Director for The Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance, James Madison University.
Jack K. Wheeler is Graduate Fellow of The Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance, James Madison University.

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