The spectre and fear of another terrorist attack looms large for most of the world's citizenry and for the domestic law agencies charged with protecting these citizens and countries. This book explores how various countries have dealt with or are dealing with homeland security in the aftermath of terrorist attacks such as 9/11, the underground tube attacks in London in 2005, the Madrid train bombing in Spain, and compares global approaches and lessons to the US and the world. This unique study looks at homeland security law and policy utilizing a comparative analysis methodology ideal for those interested in law and security.
James Beckman is Chair of the Department of Legal Studies, University of Central Florida, USA.
'This volume is clear, meticulously researched and insightful. Beckman has provided an outstanding analysis of a complex and timely subject that will guide both policy makers and scholars for years to come. This volume will undoubtedly set the standard in the field of anti-terrorist law.' Mark Lombardi, College of Santa Fe, USA 'Beckman has dramatically advanced the scholarship on the subject of homeland security by not only providing a clear and concise assessment of America’s legal approach to the terrorist threat but by comparing the American government’s response to those of a number of other countries whose experiences in combating terrorism are much longer than that of the United States. It should quickly become a reference for serious scholars and policy makers.' James E. Harf, University of Tampa and Ohio State University, USA 'Beckham has written a much-needed book, with well-researched details that pushes us to see beyond our own borders to the homeland security challenges and responses of other nations...his work provides vital descriptive information...in the varied dimensions and parameters of homeland security...' Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 'James Beckman's book is well documented and gives a good basic overview of the differing approaches to counter-terrorism legislation. It helps understanding the influence of constitutional rules and human rights standards in the development of anti-terrorism legislation.' NATO Legal Gazette