Public-Private Partnerships in Homeland Security
Conclusion—Taking Care of Business: The Future of Public-Private Partnerships in Homeland Security
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Taking Care of Business: The Future of Public-Private Partnerships in Homeland Security
This book shows how public-private partnerships have a significant and far-reaching impact across the many disciplines that comprise homeland security today. This trend strengthens homeland security and helps to reduce the impact of natural and man-made disasters on society. Yet at the same time, these partnerships face a number of current and emerging challenges. In order for public-private partnerships to continue benefitting homeland security, and ultimately protect the American public as a whole, businesses and government will have to navigate these challenges effectively.
In this final chapter we take stock of the changing landscape of homeland security: how public-private partnerships affect homeland security today, and what this might mean for the future. In the first part of the chapter we draw together the strategic, operational, and tactical implications of public-private partnerships for homeland security as a whole. The second part of the chapter synthesizes the many opportunities facing public-private partnerships in homeland security, while the third part of the chapter explores the challenges that these partnerships must confront in the coming years. The fourth part of the chapter explores a number of theoretical questions about how to maximize the effectiveness of public-private partnerships in homeland security. The final part of ← 275 | 276 → the chapter offers a set of policy recommendations to further develop public-private partnerships for homeland security.
I. The Changing Landscape of Homeland Security
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