Rowman and Littlefield International

Homeland Security Cultures

Enhancing Values While Fostering Resilience

Edited by Alexander Siedschlag and Andrea Jerković

Publication Date: Jul 2018

Pages 480

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Homeland Security Cultures explores the role that culture plays in the development of the homeland security threat environment, risk perception, and response. It does so by analyzing and discussing strategic, organizational, and operational cultures in the U.S. Homeland Security Enterprise, and from additional international perspectives. The focus is on how knowledge and interpretation, common symbols, action repertories, and/or normative values inform the evolution of the homeland security mission space and the enactment of homeland security missions. Contributions also address institutional changes designed to foster a more coherent common homeland security culture.

The text will make a contribution to the liberty vs. security debate by offering actionable insights as well as critical thinking from scholars and practitioners on how cultural aspects matter in balancing security against other values, and how a security cultures perspective can help explain how a resilient nation can be fostered while enhancing liberal and democratic values.
Introduction: Security Cultures in Action, Alexander Siedschlag / Part I: Domain Aspects / 1. The Cultural Challenge in Countering Violent Extremism and Counterterrorism, Razzaq Noor / 2. Mismanaging America’s Demographic Shift, the Rise of Violent Extremism, and Responding to a Culture of Fear, Ygnacio Flores / 3. Comprehending the Polar Shift in Border Security Culture: Restoring Effective Sovereignty, James Phelps, J. Michael Bozeman and Monica Koenigsberg / 4. Putting U.S. Cybersecurity Culture in Perspective, William A. Carter and Daniel G. Sofio / 5. Designing High Reliability Security Organizations for the Homeland Security Enterprise, Anthony J Masys / 6. Achieving a Culture of Disaster Resilience, Chad Foster / Part II: Collaboration Aspects / 7. Mass Casualty Shooting Events Across America: Examining how Organizational Cultures Adapt to Emerging Patterns from the Homeland Security Perspective, Samuel McGhee / 8. The Use of Military Forces in the Homeland: Cultures within Cultures, George M. Schwartz and Bert Tussing / 9. Intelligence Fusion Centers: Bridging State/Local Law-Enforcement and National Intelligence Culture, Tom Bruneau and Diego Esparza / 10. Cybersecurity Cultural Conflicts: The Problem of Language within the Homeland Security Enterprise, Ervin Frenzel & James Phleps / 11. Soft Industrial Policy Measures to Build a Culture of Trust in the Field of Homeland Security: The Case of the European Union, Michel Bosco / Part III: Societal Security Aspects / 12. Homeland Security and Civic Culture: The Whole Community and the Citizen, Alexander Siedschlag / 12. Resiliency and a Culture of Preparedness, Martin J. Alperen / Conclusion and Outlook: Homeland Security Cultures to Foster a Resilient Nation while Securing the “Blessings of Liberty”, Andrea Jerković
Alexander Siedschlag is Professor of Homeland Security at Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs, in a joint appointment as Professor of Public Health Sciences at the Hershey College of Medicine.

Andrea Jerkoviic is Assistant Professor for Security Research at Sigmund Freud University, Austria.

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