Notes from the Editor

For the September 2022 issue, Homeland Security Affairs has produced a collection of book reviews by CHDS faculty. Each faculty member was asked to identify and review a book that they have used in a CHDS class and which they believe provides a significant contribution to Homeland Security as an academic discipline. Read more.

Homeland Security Affairs

Homeland Security Affairs

Tom Mackin reviews Ted Lewis, Critical Infrastructure Protection in Homeland Security: Defending a Networked Nation

Prior to Lewis’ work, infrastructure topics were siloed and missing any descriptive framework that could answer the question of “What is critical in critical infrastructure protection?” Lewis offered the first comprehensive overview of the systems problem associated with this question. 

By Tom Mackin

Caleb Cage reviews Deserai Crow and Elizabeth Albright, Community Disaster Recovery: Moving from Vulnerability to Resilience

Crow and Albright accomplish something that scholars have seldom achieved in the history of disaster studies: they have provided both valuable practical recommendations for local disaster leaders, and also fresh theoretical and empirical research on the subject of resilience.

By Caleb Cage

Paul Lester reviews Leadership in Dangerous Situations, 2nd Edition. Edited by Patrick J. Sweeney, Michael D. Matthews, Paul B. Lester, Sean T. Hannah, and Brian J. Reed.

This edition is heavily revised and incorporates the significant advances in our understanding of how to lead when lives are on the line, with plenty of lessons coming from America’s experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, and challenges at home.

By Paul Lester

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

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