Integration of Social Determinants of Community Preparedness and Resiliency in 21st Century Emergency Management Planning

Paul A. Biedrzycki and Raisa Koltun ABSTRACT: The United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently adopted a “whole of community” approach in its strategic planning and response to catastrophic events. However, most traditional emergency preparedness models and practices do not sufficiently consider underlying social conditions and dynamics that are

Fighting Back: What Governments Can Do About Terrorism

David Brannan ABSTRACT: David Brannan reviews the book Fighting Back: What Governments Can Do About Terrorism, by Paul Shemella, ed. SUGGESTED CITATION: Brannan, David. “Fighting Back: What Governments Can Do About Terrorism.” Homeland Security Affairs 8, Article 10 (June 2012). https://www.hsaj.org/articles/224 Paul Shemella, ed., Fighting Back: What Governments Can Do About Terrorism (Stanford University Press,

Letter to the Editor: The Power of the “Few” – Response

Rodrigo Nieto-Gómez I read Professor Tucker’s letter to the editor the same week that Eastman Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and Apple introduced the iBookstore platform (a disruptive effort of disintermediation reducing the publishing business to the scale of “the few”). In both cases, we are witnessing two organizations dealing with the challenge

Letter to the Editor: The Power of the “Few”

David Tucker I read with interest Professor Nieto-Gómez’s recent article published by Homeland Security Affairs. While it may be the case that the “few” are becoming more powerful, the article inaccurately presents this phenomenon and thus misleads the journal’s readers. The article states “on September 11, 2001, ‘few’ hijackers were able to bring to a