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.

chapter |3 pages


part I|166 pages

Legal and Policy Challenges in Homeland Security

chapter 1|64 pages

Law and Policy

chapter 2|23 pages


chapter 3|53 pages

Environmental Security

part II|158 pages

Operational Challenges in Homeland Security

chapter 4|35 pages


chapter 6|44 pages


chapter 7|32 pages

Emergency Management