Terror, Security, and Money Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security

ISBN-10: 0199795762
ISBN-13: 9780199795765
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

In the years following 9/11, the United States spent billions and billons on powerful surveillance and security systems and created a massive new government agency, the Department of Homeland Security. John Mueller, one of America's most trenchant critics of America's drive for enhanced security at all costs, has argued that while these measures have largely been unnecessary, the public succumbed to an alarmist media and a shrewd governmental scare campaign and came to support these measures. The price, Mueller has contended, has been a massive misallocation of resources. In previous books, Mueller focused on why national security threats are 'overblown,' but inTerrorism, Security, and Money,he teams up with Mark Stewart, a civil engineering professor and recognized authority on risk assessment for the built infrastructure, to put forth a more rational and cost-effective approach to managing domestic security. Instead of offering a critical account of the situation we're in, Mueller and Stewart instead focus on providing solutions based on the risk assessment science. After cataloguing the mistakes that the US has made (and continues to make), like spending wildly on ill-considered plans to mitigate unlikely threats, they offer tools-based probabilistic risk assessment that have the potential to redirect our efforts toward a more productive--and far more cost-effective--course.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Assessing Risk
Terrorism as a Hazard to Human Life
The Full Costs of Terrorism
Evaluating Increases in Homeland Security Spending
Protecting the Homeland: Some Parameters
Homeland Protection: Infrastructure
Protecting the Airlines
Assessing Policing, Mitigation, Resilience
Conclusions and Political Realities
Appendix: The Risk Assessment Process
Notes
References
Index

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