Understanding Homeland Security / Edition 1

Understanding Homeland Security / Edition 1

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

ISBN-10: 1403972427

ISBN-13: 9781403972422

Pub. Date: 05/01/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403972422
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables and Boxes

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Reader's Guide

Acronyms and Abbreviations

About the Authors

1 The Nature of the Threat 1

2 What Is Homeland Security? 27

3 Public Policy Issues 55

4 Information Intelligence 79

5 Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Security 99

6 Risk Communication, Psychological Management, and Disaster Preparedness 119

7 Transportation and Border Security Issues 149

8 Future Implications: Imagination, Integration, and Improvisation 175

Index 197

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Understanding Homeland Security 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mikejonesMJ More than 1 year ago
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.