Description

Bullock, Haddow, and Coppola have set the standard for homeland security textbooks, and they follow up their #1-selling third edition with this substantially improved version. Students will value the decades of experience that the authors bring to their analysis, and the new edition offers still more research-based data to balance the field-tested practical information included in each chapter. Additionally, links to the most current online government information help to keep the text up-to-date in this rapidly developing field. As with its predecessors, the book clearly delineates the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. However, this new edition emphasizes their value with improved clarity and focus.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

This edition has been thoroughly revised to include changes that are based both on changes relevant to the political, budgetary, and legal aspects of homeland security that have changed since the 2008 Presidential election (and subsequent change in the administration), but also in recognition of an expanding academic demand that is both larger in size and changing in scope (most notably with regard to an increase in the number of government employees and officials who are taking courses that have adopted the text). These include: an expansion of material on the organization of the Department of Homeland Security; strategic and philosophical changes that are recommended and/or that have occurred as a result of the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review completed in 2010; updated budgetary information on both homeland security programs and on the homeland security grants that have supported safety and security actions at the state and local levels, as well as in the private sector; and changes in the way the public perceives and receives information about security risk, including the possible elimination of the Homeland Security Adviso

Key Features

  • New chapters that focuses specifically on border and transportation security missions
  • An increased focus on cyber security and infrastructure security, both of which are rapidly growing in importance in the homeland security field among officials at all levels
  • A companion website that includes a full online Instructor’s Guide and PowerPoint lecture slides

Readership

Students in Homeland Security, and Government/Modern History programs; security professionals participating in continuing education as well as those in state, federal, and private security training programs.

Table of Contents

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Introduction

1. Homeland Security: The Concept, the Organization

What You Will Learn

Introduction

A New Concept of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security

Other Federal Departments Responsible for the Homeland Security Enterprise

Conclusion

Key Terms

Review Questions

Further Readings

2. Historic Overview of the Terrorist Threat

What You Will Learn

Introduction

Before It Was Called Homeland Security: From the 1800s to the Creation of FEMA

World Trade Center Bombing

Murrah Federal Building Bombing

Khobar Towers Bombing, Saudi Arabia

USS Cole Bombing, Yemen

September 11 Attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

The Creation of the Department of Homeland Security: 2001–2004

The 9/11 Commission

Homeland Security Focus on Terrorism Results in a Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath

Obama Administration

Conclusion

Key Terms

Review Questions

References

3. Hazards

What You Will Learn

Introduction

The Hazards

Natural Hazards

Technological Hazards

Terrorism Hazards

Conventional Explosives and Secondary Devices

Chemical Agents

Biological Agents

Nuclear/Radiological

Preparedness and Sheltering in Place

Combined Hazards

Difficulty of Predicting Terror Attacks in the United States

Conclusion

Key Terms

Review Questions

References

4. Governmental Homeland Security Structures

What You Will Learn

Introduction

Department of Homeland Security Organizational Chart

The Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security

Agency Reorganization

DHS Budget

Other Agencies Participating in Community-Level Fund

Details

No. of pages:
688
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780124158023
Electronic ISBN:
9780124159686

About the editors

George Haddow

George Haddow currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Homeland Security Studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Prior to jpining academia, Mr. Haddow worked for eight years in the Office of the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the White House Liaison and the deputy Chief of Staff. He is a founding partner of Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm.

George Haddow

George Haddow currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Homeland Security Studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Prior to jpining academia, Mr. Haddow worked for eight years in the Office of the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the White House Liaison and the deputy Chief of Staff. He is a founding partner of Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm.

Reviews

"The book doesn't shy away from the controversial choices that have been made in the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, nor from the tensions that arise from the DHS emphasis on dealing with terrorism against its responsibilities for handling hazards and disasters. It also has some handy data references."--Natural Hazards Observer, November 2013