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Published: 08 November 2021

464 Pages

7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190861858

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Homeland Security

An Introduction

Author Austen D. Givens, Nathan E. Busch, and Alan Bersin

  • A comprehensive, systematic introduction to homeland security today, including its conceptual foundations, legal underpinnings, historical evolution, constituent federal agencies, emerging technologies, and linkages to businesses, non-profits, civic groups, and individual citizens.
  • An emphasis will be placed on three paradigm shifts in homeland security: the new role of so-called "big data" analytics for risk assessment in homeland security decision-making; emerging understandings of the "homeland security enterprise," a term used by practitioners to describe whole-of-government efforts to manage natural and man-made threats; and the growing recognition of how international affairs can influence and shape domestic security considerations.
  • Case studies of real world incidents in each chapter
  • Blog links that will allow students to participate in real-time discussions of the numerous timely topics being discussed.

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