Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Chris Bellavita reviews Arjen Boin, Paul ‘t Hart, Eric Stern, and Bengt Sundelius, The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure

The book contains lessons from crisis leaders and from scholars who have studied major crises in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. It is a resource for people who want to prepare to lead during a crisis.

By Christopher Bellavita

Book Review: Out of the Whirlwind; Supply and Demand After Hurricane Maria by Philip J. Palin

Palin develops fictional characters amalgamated from interviews and real-world experiences to describe varying supply chain concepts and effects during the post-Maria recovery. The result is an engaging, novel-like narrative that highlights the importance of post-disaster supply-chain resilience.

Reviewed by Kristopher Thornburg

Book Review: How to Think About Homeland Security: The Imperfect Intersection of National Security and Public Safety by David H. McIntyre

Since its relatively recent establishment, homeland security as an organizing concept for government services has received its share of criticism and scrutiny. David H. McIntyre attempts to address this problem head-on in his book How to Think About Homeland Security: The Imperfect Intersection of National Security and Public Safety

Reviewed by Caleb Cage

Book Review: Spying: Assessing US Domestic Intelligence Since 9/11 By Darren E. Tromblay

This book is a welcome addition to the rather small literature on domestic and homeland intelligence in the United States. It will interest more than just intelligence specialists, because Tromblay addresses broader homeland security issues, focusing especially on the FBI and DHS, and the book would serve as a useful introduction to those agencies.

Reviewed by Erik Dahl

Book Review: Preventing and Countering Extremism and Terrorist Recruitment: A Best Practice Guide by Hanif Qadir

A parent logs into a child’s computer and a chat room window pops up on the screen. The parent starts scrolling through the chat history and realizes that the child was speaking to an ISIS recruiter. In this hypothetical situation, the child has not conducted any crime, yet the parent is worried. What should the parent do?

Reviewed by Caitlin Ambrozik

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