Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Homeland Security-What they are and How to Address them

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Homeland security is a nationwide effort, including all of government across federal, state, local, territorial and tribal tiers; the public and the private sector, and the whole community, with each single citizen. The overarching homeland security vision comprises safeguarding the American way of life and is embedded into the goals of the National Security Strategy that include respect for universal values at home and abroad. It thus is evident that ethical, legal, and social-or ELSI-issues are important to consider. This chapter discusses the origins and essence of ELSI and explores ELSI integration into everyday homeland security. Two defining debates are reviewed: homeland security legislation (specifically the USA Patriot Act of 2001 and the USA Freedom Act of 2015) and domestic surveillance, with related use of technology such as "drones." Subsequently, the relevance of ELSI is summarized across prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery missions. After adding some examples of how ELSI are addressed in other countries' civil security policy, best practices to effectively address ELSI, as well as limitations of ELSI integration in homeland security, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFoundations of Homeland Security
Subtitle of host publicationLaw and Policy: Second Edition
Publisherwiley
Pages29-54
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781119289142
ISBN (Print)9781119289111
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 20 2017

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social issue
Homelands
act
security policy
federal state
way of life
national security
best practice
surveillance
private sector
respect
legislation
citizen
community
Values

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Siedschlag, A. (2017). Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Homeland Security-What they are and How to Address them. In Foundations of Homeland Security: Law and Policy: Second Edition (pp. 29-54). wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119289142.ch3
Siedschlag, Alexander. / Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Homeland Security-What they are and How to Address them. Foundations of Homeland Security: Law and Policy: Second Edition. wiley, 2017. pp. 29-54
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