Homeland Security Handbook

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Jack Pinkowski
CRC Press, Jan 24, 2008 - House & Home - 480 pages
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Blinded by emotional rhetoric, political posturing, and genuine fear, previous efforts to defend our way of life against aggressors intent on inflicting personal and economic destruction have proven, in hindsight, to be misguided, panicked, and reactionary. Evaluation and assessment to date is largely focused on reviewing government documents, doing little to alleviate the distorted perspectives from which we vainly attempt to invoke workable policy.

In contrast to much of the current literature, Homeland Security Handbook takes a sober, analytical look at the policies, results, and lessons learned in what is still a nascent field. This comprehensive reference considers the myriad factors, implications, and ramifications involved with the practical and effective protection of our safety.

Dividing contributions into five sections, this book—

  • Provides an overview and historical perspective of the worldwide threat of terrorism and debates the necessity and danger of highly-centralized government response
  • Explores specific threats to homeland security including the exploitation of our own vulnerabilities. It explores the insidious effect of psycho-terrorism and challenges the economic and military wisdom of launching armies against a nation-less and nebulous threat
  • Offers practical, reasoned advice from practitioners and academic experts on planning, preparedness, prevention, and recovery
  • Reviews supporting case studies from local and foreign governmental response to security and border control
  • Quantifies the cost of homeland security in terms of funding, as well as the hardships incurred by rash and biased actions
  • Conscious of the multi-faceted nature of the problem, the editor combines theory and practice to address concerns in border and transportation security, emergency preparedness and response, and infrastructure protection.

     

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    Contents

    A Comparison of the Uniform Militia Act of 1792 and the Homeland Security Act of 2002
    25
    a OneStop Shop Approach
    39
    Immigrant Responses to State and Citizenship
    59
    Case Studies in Politics Organizations and Policies
    77
    Emerging Discipline Challenges and Research
    95
    TERRORISM ETXTREMIST MOVEMENTS AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
    129
    Chapter 7 Understanding New Global Multicellular Terrorism
    131
    Chapter 8 The Abu Sayyaf Group and Maritime Terrorism
    149
    Coordinating the Healthcare Response to Terrorist Incidents
    251
    The Knowledge Management System for Safe Festivals and Events
    267
    The US Department of Homeland Securitys Ready Campaign
    281
    CASE STUDIES
    301
    A Survey of Cite Managers
    303
    The Case of Norway
    327
    The Effects of 911 on CrossBorder Traffic Five Years Later
    349
    Victim Management in the Case of the World Trade Center Collapse
    379

    Chapter 9 Promise and Perils of Politicized Islam in Africa
    167
    A Weapon of Mass Destruction for the Future
    199
    A New Role for Disaster Mental Health
    215
    Chapter 12 Terrorism as Societal Conflict Resulting in Response
    227
    PLANNING PREVENTION PREPAREDNESS RECOVERY AND ASSISTANCE
    237
    Chapter 13 Profiling
    239
    FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS
    401
    A Survey of Texas County Officials
    403
    Measuring the Economic Impact of a Sustained Crisis
    423
    Index
    443
    Back cover
    451
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