480 pages | 31 B/W Illus.
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—
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.
INTRODUCTION AND THEORETICAL CONSTRUCTS
The New Normal, J. Pinkowski
Lessons Learned: A Comparison of the Uniform Militia Act of 1792 and the Homeland Security Act of 2002, T.E. Poulin
Homeland Security: A ‘‘One-Stop Shop’’ Approach, T.A. Johnson and N.A. Wilkinson
Securing Homeland Security: Immigrant Responses to State and Citizenship, K.N. Kalu
Homeland Security Agencies in Selected Southern States: Case Studies in Politics, Organizations, and Policies, R.W. Smith
Homeland Security: Emerging Discipline, Challenges, and Research, D. Jones
TERRORISM, EXTREMISTS MOVEMENTS, AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Understanding New Global Multicellular Terrorism, T. Mentan and M. Bongyu
The Abu Sayyaf Group and Maritime Terrorism, E.D. Johnson
Promise and Perils of Politicized Islam in Africa, T. Mentan and M. Bongyu
Environmental Terrorism: A Weapon of Mass Destruction for the Future, D.S. Miller, J.C. Yelin, and J.D. Rivera
Pandemics and Biological/Chemical Terrorism Attacks: A New Role for Disaster Mental Health, T. Curtis
Terrorism as Societal Conflict Resulting in Response, J.M. House
PLANNING, PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS, RECOVERY, AND ASSISTANCE
Profiling, G.L. Starks
Metropolitan Medical Response Systems: Coordinating the Healthcare Response to Terrorist Incidents, S.C. Somers and R.W. Perry
eSAFE: The Knowledge Management System for Safe Festivals and Events, C. Hu and P. Racherla
Collaborative Preparedness: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign, H. Getha-Taylor
Homeland Security Preparedness and Planning in City Governments: A Survey of City Managers, C.G. Reddick
Reorganizing for Homeland Security: The Case of Norway, P. Lægreid and S. Serigstad
Behavioral Change and Border Crossing: The Effects of 9-11 on Cross-Border Traffic Five Years Later, C. Olmedo and D.L. Soden
Continuity and Change in Disaster Response: Victim Management in the Case of the World Trade Center Collapse, S.D. Stehr
FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS
Homeland Security Administration and Finance: A Survey of Texas County Officials, C.G. Reddick and H.A. Frank
Border Closures in the Southern United States: Measuring the Economic Impact of a Sustained Crisis, M. McElroy and D.L. Soden