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The Geographical Dimensions of Terrorism

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Undertaken as part of the National Science Foundation's call for research associated with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this volume contains research that addresses the immediate role and utility of geographical information and technologies in emergency management. It also initiates an on-going process to help develop a focused national research agenda on the geographical dimensions of terrorism. Areas covered include: geospatial data and technologies infrastructure research, root causes of terrorism, and vulnerability science and hazard research.

    Figures Tables Acknowledgements Foreword, John H. Marburger Introduction, Philip Rubin Chapter 1: The Changing Landscape of Fear, Susan L. Cutter, Douglas B. Richardson and Thomas J. Wilbanks Chapter 2: Societal Responses to Threats Introduction 2.1 Public Health, Law Enforcement, and Hazards Management, Deborah S. K. Thomas 2.2 Urban Vulnerability to Terrorism as Hazard, James K. Mitchell 2.3 Emergency Preparedness and Response--Lessons Learned from 9/11, Gerald E. Galloway 2.4 Transborder Disaster Management, Richard Wright, Paul Ganster and David Dow Chapter 3: Understanding the Root Causes of Terrorism Introduction 3.1 The Space of Terror, Alexander B. Murphy 3.2 Geographies of Inclusion/Exclusion, Colin Flint 3.3 Drug Production, Commerce, and Terrorism, Kent Mathewson and Michael Steinberg 3.4 Insurrections, Marilyn Silberfein Chapter 4: Geospatial Data and Technologies in Times of Crises Introduction 4.1 The Need for a National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Mike Tait 4.2 Remote Sensing Imagery for Emergency Management, Andrew J. Bruzewicz 4.3 Geospatial Data in Emergencies, Michael F. Goodchild 4.4 Data Modeling for Emergencies, Michael F. Goodchild 4.5 Intelligent Emergency Response Systems, Mei-Po Kwan 4.6 Geographic Management Systems for Homeland Security, Frederick Abler and Douglas B. Richardson Chapter 5: Vulnerability of Lifelines, the Built Environment, and People Introduction 5.1 Critical Infrastructure, John A. Kelmelis and Scott A. Loomer 5.2 Energy Systems and Infrastructures, Thomas J. Wilbanks 5.3 Transportation and Communication Lifelines Disruption, Harvey J. Miller 5.4 Economic Assessment of Unexpected Events, Geoffrey J. D. Hewings and Yasuhide Okuyama 5.5 Estimating Populations at Risk, Jerome E. Dobson 5.6 Recreating Secure Spaces, Ray J. Dezzani and T. R. Lakshmanan Chapter 6: Bioterrorism Introduction 6.1 Understanding Biological Warfare, Arthur Getis 6.2 Bioweaponry and Agroterrorism, Lisa M. Butler Harrington 6.3 Spatial Surveillance of and Response to Biological Threats, Marilyn O. Ruiz Chapter 7: Building a Safer but Open Society Introduction 7.1 Openness versus Security of Geographic Information, Harlan Onsrud 7.2 GeoSecurity, William B. Wood Chapter 8: A Research and Action Agenda, Susan L. Cutter, Douglas B. Richardson and Thomas J. Wilbanks Epilogue, Jack Dangermond References Contributors
    "This book is to be recommended, as it offers another toolbox to those of us concerned with terrorism and its impact on our lives.

    ." -- Stephane Lefebvre, formerly with the Department of National Defence, Canada, H-Net Reviews