Homeland Security: Perceptions, Threats and Challenges

Winston Davidson (Editor)

Series: American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL012000

In this book, Chapter One explains how President Trump has organized his security apparatus, offers observations on his NSA and HSA, notes the way Trump has fused the NSC and HSC support staffs, assesses how the new commander -in – chief might employ his decision making system in the event certain national security scenarios arise, and concludes with comments on the President’s unique approach to national security decision making. Chapter Two aims to make sense of the last three and a half decades of border enforcement strategy as a prologue for future efforts. Chapter Three defines crisis communication, highlights its connection to homeland security via the co-production of public safety and public order, and discusses its practical implications for social media. Chapter Four investigates case studies of people who have fallen the wrong side of the security services, both private and public. It discusses current approaches to identity cards and mass surveillance and how these can be more effectively implemented. Finally, Chapter Five dispels three myths about homeland security: 1) it began with 9/11, 2) terrorism is the problem, and 3) counterterrorism is the primary mission. (Imprint: Nova)



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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Trump and His National Security System the First 100 Days
Jerome H. Kahan (Independent Writer, Alexandria, USA)

Chapter 2. Chaos and Clutter: Complexities of Border Security in the United States
Victor M. Manjarrez, Jr. (Center for Law and Human Behavior, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, USA)

Chapter 3. The Challenge of Crisis Communication in Contemporary American Society: An Opportunity for Co-Producing Public Safety and Security
Hadley Nobles and Brian N. Williams (Department of Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia, Athens, USA)

Chapter 4. Improving Homeland Security through Dualist Identity Card Schemes and Mass Surveillance: Interviews with a Victim of Public Sector Brutality and a Licensed Alcohol Seller
Jonathan Bishop (Councillor, Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Crocels Community Media Group, Swansea, UK)

Chapter 5. Three Myths about Homeland Security
Richard White, PhD (Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA)


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