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Critical Issues in Homeland Security

A Casebook

By James D. Ramsay, By Linda A. Kiltz

About the Book

Critical Issues in Homeland Security: A Casebook encourages analytical and careful examination of practical homeland security problems through the presentation of contemporary cases involving major state or national events. Case studies demonstrate the complexity of challenges within the domain of homeland security policy and administration. Editors James D. Ramsay and Linda Kiltz carefully curated fourteen cases, all from top scholars and practitioners, to cover a broad range of legal, policy, and operational challenges within the field of homeland security. Timely and interesting cases on such issues as arctic security, the use of drones in targeted killings, cyber security, and the emergency management lessons of the 2010 Haiti earthquake give students a deeper understanding of the relationship between the theories and the practices of homeland security. Discussion questions at the end of each case and an online instructor's manual make Critical Issues in Homeland Security an even more effective learning tool for any homeland security program.

About the Author

James D. Ramsay is the chair of the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Ramsay has published widely on environmental security, critical infrastructure protection, and homeland security education. He serves on the editorial review boards for Homeland Security Affairs, the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Journal of Homeland Security Education. He is also the coauthor, with Keith Logan, of Introduction to Homeland Security (Westview Press).

Linda Kiltz is director of the master's programs in public administration, public policy, and science in nonprofit management and leadership at Walden University. Dr. Kiltz is the author of numerous articles in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Homeland Security Affairs Journal, and Journal of Homeland Security Education.


Praise for Critical Issues in Homeland Security by eds. James Ramsay and Linda A. Kiltz

"Critical Issues in Homeland Security provides a comprehensive, practical framework and approach for helping students critically think about a variety of current issues and topics in the emerging discipline of homeland security. It includes consideration of the relationship between homeland security focused on the threat of terrorism and emergency management related to natural or technological hazards, along with the important issue of environmental security which is lacking in most other publications."
Phillip Schertzing, Michigan State University

"This important book fills a gap in the academic literature by offering an opportunity for students to master key homeland security and emergency management subject matter through the practical consideration of case studies."
Jeff Bumgarner, University of Minnesota, Crookston

"Critical Issues in Homeland Security is an excellent resource on the all-hazards approach to disasters, be they natural, manmade, or terrorist in nature. The text provides comprehensive dissection of the subject matter, well supported and thought provoking arguments, and challenging discussion questions with which to engage students."
Bruce Liebe, MacMurray College