Homeland Security in the UK: Future Preparedness for Terrorist Attack Since 9/11

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Juni 2007



An examination of whether domestic security measures are striking a balance between homeland security and civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. This book assesses the nature of UK responses to terrorism by various public and private-sector bodies, highlighting how these organizations can prevent, pre-empt and counter terrorist attacks.


Part 1: Introduction 1. Introduction Paul Wilkinson Part 2: Threat Assessment 2. The Threat from the Al-Qaeda Network Paul Wilkinson 3. International Terrorism and the UK: Assessing the Threat Tamara Makarenko 4. The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons Threat Jez Littlewood and John Simpson 5. The Domestic Threat: The Cases of Northern Ireland and Animal Rights Extremism Anthony Richards Part 3: UK Efforts to Enhance Preparedness since 9/11 6. National Governance Structures to Manage the Response to Terrorist Threats and Attacks: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis with Special Reference to the UK 'Lead Department' Response Structure and UK Counter-Terrorism Strategy Frank Gregory 7. Reducing the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons Threat: The Role of Counter-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament John Simpson and Jez Littlewood 8. The UK and the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism: A Case Study of Organisational Responses John Simpson 9. An Assessment of the Contribution of Intelligence-Led Counter-Terrorism to UK Homeland Security Post 9/11 within the 'Contest' Strategy Frank Gregory 10. Police and Counter-Terrorism in the UK: A Study of 'One of the Highest and Most Challenging Priorities for Police Forces Nationally' Frank Gregory 11. Immigration and Asylum Issues Tamara Makarenko 12. Enhancing UK Aviation Security Post 9/11 Paul Wilkinson 13. Port Security in the UK: The Spectre of Maritime Terrorism Peter Lehr 14. Terrorism and Public Information Anthony Richards 15. Cyber-Security and the Critical National Infrastructure Darryl Howlett 16. Private Sector Roles in Counter-Terrorism Frank Gregory Part 4: Civil Contingencies and Emergency Response 17. UK Draft Civil Contingencies Bill 2003 and its Subsequent Act: Building Block for Homeland Security? Frank Gregory 18. The Emergency Response: Progress and Problems Anthony Richards Part 5: International Dimensions and Main Conclusions of Authors 19. International Dimensions of Homeland Security Paul Wilkinson 20. Main Conclusions of the Authors Project Team


Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews

EAN: 9780415383752
ISBN: 0415383757
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2007
Seitenanzahl: 417 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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