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Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Homeland and Civil Security

A Research-Based Introduction

Edited By Alexander Siedschlag

This uniquely composed textbook provides a cross-disciplinary introduction to the field of homeland and civil security. It unites U.S. and international scholars and practitioners in addressing both foundational topics and risk- informed priorities in fostering secure societies. The book examines research-related foundations of homeland and civil security across national boundaries, and how those apply to addressing real-world challenges of our time. Representing different disciplines, intellectual styles, and methodological choices in meeting those challenges, chapters provide a comprehensive perspective across different approaches and levels of governance within an all-hazards framework. The book covers international experiences in border management; intelligence for homeland security; comparative political and legal frameworks for use of «drones»; risk management at the tribal level; terrorism as a strategic hybrid threat; critical infrastructure protection and resilience; historical lessons for emergency management in the homeland security era; the leadership challenge in homeland security; ethics, legal, and social issues in homeland and civil security research and practice; and examples of the scientific status of the field from the epistemic as well as the educational point of view. Including a research guide, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index, the book will be of distinctive worth to homeland security students in graduate courses, as well as to an international student community taking courses in political science, public administration, «new security studies», and security research.
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2 Border Management: International Experiences




Border Management: International Experiences


This chapter will provide the reader with a general sense of a few approaches taken internationally with respect to a number of aspects of border management. This is not intended to be an exhaustive cataloging of different approaches with respect to every facet of border management, rather the intent is to provide the reader with some vignettes of approaches employed by the European Union (and non-EU Schengen countries),1 Australia, and Israel. Given the limitations of space, the chapter will be organized around three of the main components of border management with one example provided with respect to practices and strategies that touch on particular components.

Border Management: More than Just Border Security

Border management is a much broader concept than border security and generally includes four components:

It should also be borne in mind that many countries view border management as a layered activity that often begins far from the border or port of entry and can begin when a person applies for a visa or purchases an airline ticket.2 ← 36 | 37 → As noted earlier, this discussion will focus on the first three components and provide some unique examples.

Border Control

Border control involves the restriction of access for goods and persons to a country via its borders and ports of entry. The act of restricting access to a country’s territory is a fundamental...

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