This title combines original research, case studies, and synoptic analysis to cover highly charged topics in America today. Each chapter in this edited volume offers conditional responses to three essential questions about the disciplinary status of homeland security: What are the domain’s central problems? What research methods are best able to address those problems? What has research contributed to addressing homeland security’s core problems?
The volume is divided into two main sections.
Part I: Immigration and Management covers topics such as:
Part II: The Resilient Homeland addresses issues such as
This publication bridges knowledge from various topics related to homeland security into one volume.
Yoku Shaw-Taylor serves as the lead author of this book. He is an Applied Sociologist with a PhD from George Washington University. He was Research Scientist at the NORC, University of Chicago, and an Operations Research Analyst (Contractor) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is the author of Immigration, Assimilation, and Border Security also published by Bernan Press.
The other contributors to this volume are all experts in their field. They are affiliated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence: Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute, a consortium led by the University of Houston and, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence: Coastal Resilience Center, a consortium led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There are new findings from researchers who previously worked or currently work at the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or the New York City Health Department. There is also analysis from a consultant previously affiliated the World Customs Organization, and new information from professors or instructors with ties to University of Massachusetts, Tulane University, and Louisiana State University.
PART I: IMMIGRATION AND BORDER MANAGEMENT
Chapter 1: The Curious History of U.S. Immigration Enforcement, 1981–2020: A Tale of Institutional Inertia and Administrative and Volatility
Chapter 2: Border Management, Immigration and Trade: The Convergence
Chapter 3: Capability Gaps in CBP’s Operations
Chapter 4: The Limits of Physical Borders: Transactional Crime and the Underworld of Globalization
Chapter 6: The Border as Resource and Problem – Revisiting the Theory of Discordant Border
PART II: THE RESILIENT HOMELAND
Chapter 7: Who is Prepared? The Resilient Citizen
Chapter 8: Pandemic Response: The Logistics of COVID-19 Mass Vaccination
Chapter 9: Public Mistrust of Public Health Authority: A Threat to Resilience
Chapter 10: Hurricane Michael: A Case Study for Integrating Colleges and Universities in Community Disaster Recovery to Build Resilience
Chapter 11: Top Cyber Security Concerns
" Immigration, the Borderlands, and the Resilient Homeland adds to the stream of rigorous homeland security research. The book brings conceptual, methodological, and practical advances to the quest for relevance and utility in homeland security scholarship. This book will be of most interest to policymakers and to readers who care whether homeland security is an academic discipline. The chapters are about subjects that have a claim to be at the center of the homeland security project. These topics include immigration, border management, international trade, transnational crime, globalization, resilience, public health, disaster recovery, and cyber security."
“Immigration, the Borderlands, and the Resilient Homeland is a significant contribution to U.S. homeland security studies. The textbook effectively juxtaposes border security and immigration with societal resilience and current events, including the COVID-19 pandemic. This text offers unique value to college courses that seek to integrate theoretical, conceptual, and practical approaches to border security and immigration policy.”