From the Back Cover
A topic-by-topic guide for integrating overseas homeland security practices into those currently used in the United States
Homeland security practices extend beyond America's borders. Yet, the United States has failed to look at homeland security (HS) solutions implemented successfully across different corners of the globe. Comparative Homeland Security raises awareness among students and practitioners with an international menu of HS techniques individual countries have set in place to confront a host of domestic safety concerns. The book then proceeds to closely examine case-by-case examples on why these tactics worked well in an attempt to seek effective alternatives for solving HS problems facing the United States. An important weapon for deterring terrorism and responding to crisis situations, Comparative Homeland Security:
Covers strategies and tactics to combat terrorism from a number of the world's democracies including, but not limited to, Great Britain, Israel, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, and Italy
Topics are organized topically rather than by country, which allows the practitioner to easily compare and potentially integrate the concepts presented into practice
Includes discussion of national strategies, civil liberties issues, border security and immigration, and emergency response
While there is a marked tendency to view the challenges facing the United States as unique, many countries have extensive HS policies and procedures. Understanding their policy approaches and incorporating some of them to reflect American laws, institutions, and even, in some cases, cultural sensibilities, can significantly enhance HS policymakingand aid in protecting the safety of all Americans.
About the Author
NADAV MORAG is a faculty member at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), US Naval Postgraduate School. At CHDS he teaches courses on policy analysis and research methodology as well as a course entitled "Comparative Government for Homeland Security." He has authored articles on terrorism, strategy, and the Middle East, including "The Economic and Social Effects of Intensive Terrorism: Israel 2000-2004" (Middle East Review of International Affairs) and "Measuring Success in Coping with Terrorism: The Israeli Case" (Studies in Conflict and Terrorism). He previously served as a senior director at Israel's National Security Council where he was responsible for developing policy recommendations in areas of national security for the prime minister and the cabinet.