Security and Defence in the Terrorist Era: Canada and the United States Homeland (Foreign Policy, Security and Strategic Studies)

Security and Defence in the Terrorist Era: Canada and the United States Homeland (Foreign Policy, Security and Strategic Studies)

By: Elinor C. Sloan (author)Paperback

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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. Covering a range of pertinent subjects with detail and expertise, this new edition provides timely information and prescriptions for keeping North America safe.

About Author

Elinor C. Sloan is associate professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.

Contents

Introduction; 1 The Evolution of Canadian Security and Defence Policy since World War II; 2 Threats to National Security; 3 The Evolution of US Security and Defence Policy in the Post-Cold War Era; 4 Homeland Security; 5 Homeland Defence; 6 Space and Ballistic Missile Defence; 7 Canadian Military Capabilities and Missions Abroad; 8 Canadian Security and Defence in the Terrorist Era Notes; Bibliography; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773536944
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780773536944
  • ISBN10: 0773536949

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