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Fall 2017
Jun 24, 2019
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PPOL 688 - Homeland Security
 This course examines the intersections between homeland and national security policies and institutions including the roles and responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence communities, the military and other components of government in developing and implementing homeland security policy. We will consider homeland security policy in the context of the “whole-of-government” approach to security threats along with the employment of the traditional instruments of national power. Additionally, we will explore the global and domestic threat environments and associated perceptions of risks to the U.S. from terrorism, cyberattacks, organized crime, and other security issues. We will study how U.S. homeland security policy and practice has evolved by examining approaches to security challenges in an environment of shifting domestic politics and international relations, highlighting the effect that current policy successes or failures may have on future homeland security policy making. Some of the questions we will attempt to answer include: Is homeland security becoming more “ideological” through policy and practice? Is homeland security being militarized and what does that mean? How are security challenges morphing and is the policy making process in the U.S. agile and adaptive enough to deal with dynamic threats? How can policy balance openness with security? Is there a ‘homeland-industrial complex’ and if so how does it affect policy making? .

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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