Security and Defence in the Terrorist Era

Security and Defence in the Terrorist Era

Canada and North America

Book - 2005
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An illuminating study of the policies keeping North America safe, with recommendations for improvement.


McGill Queens Univ Pr
National security is one of the most contentious topics in public policy and politics and one of the most important for the twenty-first century. Since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, security and defence have undergone such unprecedented overhauls that even recently implemented policies require reexamination. In this second edition of Security and Defence in the Terrorist Era, Elinor Sloan provides a significantly revised and updated analysis of developments in Canadian and American security and defence policy and notes where there are weaknesses that call for improvement. The author argues that since the Second World War Canada has assumed that potential threats will come from overseas rather than from within its borders. Security and Defence in the Terrorist Era shows that Canada's safety depends upon paying equal attention to threats at home and insists that we must consider the effect of climate change on the Arctic as seriously as terrorist threats and ballistic missile defence.


Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780773529731
077352973X
Branch Call Number: 355.033 SLO
Characteristics: 198 p. ;,24 cm.

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