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The Business of Counterterrorism: Public-Private Partnerships in Homeland Security (Terrorism Studies) Paperback – April 28, 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1433119545 ISBN-10: 1433119544

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Product Details

  • Series: Terrorism Studies
  • Paperback: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc. (April 28, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433119544
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433119545
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,349,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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«America will never reach its highest level of security in this troubled world acting alone. Authors Nathan E. Busch and Austen D. Givens offer compelling testimony to the value of public-private partnerships and specific direction as to ‘where’ and ‘how’ this collaboration has the greatest security impact. This is a must-read for Congressional leaders, business executives, and academics who are concerned about the future safety of our nation.» (Honorable Tom Ridge, President and CEO, Ridge Global LLC; Former Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Governor of Pennsylvania)

«Developing and implementing workable and affordable strategies to guard our security here at home requires us to harness the collaborative power of public-private partnerships. Authors Nathan E. Busch and Austen D. Givens skillfully evaluate homeland security challenges and describe outcome-focused opportunities, backed by well-researched case studies and accounts of hard-learned lessons.» (William J. Bratton, CEO of the Bratton Group LLC; Former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and Former Commissioner of the New York City and Boston Police Departments; Co-Author of Collaborate or Perish)

«Using case studies from the most important homeland security challenges, Nathan E. Busch and Austen D. Givens blend succinct lessons from the academy with the hard-won lessons of practical experience over the decade-plus since 9/11 to provide something of a roadmap for building successful public-private partnerships for future homeland security preparedness.» (William C. Banks, Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law; Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, SU Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism)

«While public-private partnerships (PPPs) are certainly on the forefront of U.S. achievements in the domestic response to the terrorist threat, much writing on them doesn’t present the complete picture. Unlike its predecessors, ‘>The Business of Counterterrorism’> provides a comprehensive and direct view of the growing importance of PPPs to homeland security. An outstanding contribution by Busch and Givens.» (General Norton Schwartz, United States Air Force (retired); President and CEO, Business Executives for National Security (BENS))

«Busch and Givens present a prolific view of counterterrorism in the context of public and private partnerships. In this unique analysis, the authors leverage historical events (both positive and tragic) to establish a foundation for sustaining and improving our nation’s security. Much can be learned from reading this work; may it be read by many and spawn further thought and discussion!» (Jeffrey D. Wassmer, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Spectrum; Chairman of the Virginia Port Authority)

«For those of us who were in the trenches in the beginning, I wish we would have had this common sense book to read.» (From the Foreword, Admiral James M. Loy)

About the Author

Nathan E. Busch (PhD, University of Toronto) is Associate Professor of Government at Christopher Newport University (CNU) and Co-Director of the CNU Center for American Studies, where he is lead coordinator of CNU’s annual Symposium on Homeland Security. He is author of No End In Sight: The Continuing Menace of Nuclear Proliferation (2004) and co-editor of Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Future of International Nonproliferation Policy (2009).

Austen D. Givens is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University.

More About the Author

Austen D. Givens is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London and teaches courses on homeland security and cybersecurity at Utica College. His research explores the economics of security, with emphasis on government-business partnerships.

A graduate of the University of Virginia's Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, he has worked with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Virginia Fusion Center.

For more information about Austen's research, and to connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter, please visit:

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By Matthew B on November 21, 2014
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My professor Austen givens book is excellent. I recommend it to anyone.
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By Alfred Valentini on September 17, 2014
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Thought provoking
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