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eBook Homeland Security: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Michael C. LeMay California State University San Bernardino, Emeritus
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  • ISBN-10: 1440854106
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854101
  • DDC: 344.7305
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

This book covers the precursor events and laws from 1965 to 2000 that set the stage for the 2002 law that established the Department of Homeland Security. It identifies and discusses a dozen problems associated with homeland security policy objectively, allowing readers to come to their own conclusions. Additionally, it addresses all of the major units and agencies within the department. Comprehensive in scope and accessible in style, it discusses 46 organizations and profiles 50 actors. Unlike many books on the topic, it provides excerpts and summaries of data, presented in figures and tables and as documents from court decisions, presidential actions, and key laws to implement homeland security policy. It also annotates key secondary sources on the topic, including books, scholarly journals, films, and videos to guide the reader to further research on the subject.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Half Title Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
Perspectives.
3: Within These Walls: The Sanctuary Movement.
4: Evolution of Emergency Management in the United States: Innovation, Collaboration, and Focusing Events.
5: Congressional Staffing and Homeland Security Policy Making.
6: Our Legacy Waste: Chemical and Nuclear.
7: Homeland Insecurity, Personal Security, and Constitutional Safeguards.
8: All Souls Unitarian/Universalist Church: Why We Became a Sanctuary Church.
9: Cyber Security and the Department of Homeland Security.
10: Congressional Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security Undermines Security and Accountability.
11: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
12: Structure of the Department of Homeland Security.
13: Disasters.
14: Hate Crimes.
15: Terrorism.
16: Immigration.
17: Border Control.
18: Resources.
19: Chronology.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Half Title Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
Perspectives.
3: Within These Walls: The Sanctuary Movement.
4: Evolution of Emergency Management in the United States: Innovation, Collaboration, and Focusing Events.
5: Congressional Staffing and Homeland Security Policy Making.
6: Our Legacy Waste: Chemical and Nuclear.
7: Homeland Insecurity, Personal Security, and Constitutional Safeguards.
8: All Souls Unitarian/Universalist Church: Why We Became a Sanctuary Church.
9: Cyber Security and the Department of Homeland Security.
10: Congressional Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security Undermines Security and Accountability.
11: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
12: Structure of the Department of Homeland Security.
13: Disasters.
14: Hate Crimes.
15: Terrorism.
16: Immigration.
17: Border Control.
18: Resources.
19: Chronology.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael C. LeMay

Michael LeMay is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at California State University-San Bernardino. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota (1971). Before teaching at CSUSB he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Governmental Affairs. He was also Professor and Chair of the Department at the Frostburg State University in Maryland. Of his many publications, his ten political science books include four that are related to his area of special expertise--United States immigration policy. He is published in such journals as American Politics Quarterly, National Civic Review, International Migration Review, Social Science Quarterly, Southeastern Political Review, Journal of American Ethnic History, and Teaching Political Science. He is author of 11 books, including several relating to immigration policy and to minority group politics: THE STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE (1985, University Press of America); OPEN DOOR TO DUTCH DOOR (1987, Praeger Press); THE GATEKEEPERS (1989, Praeger Press); ANATOMY OF A PUBLIC POLICY (1994, Praeger Press); GATEWAYS TO AMERICAN IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY (eds. with Elliott Barkan, 1999, Greenwood Press); THE PERENNIAL STRUGGLE (2004, Prentice-Hall), PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (2006, Wadsworth Publishing), and U.S. IMMIGRATION: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK (2004: ABC-CLIO). He has served as a consultant to the Office of Personnel, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and to numerous city and county agencies in Wisconsin.