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• To introduce results from a currently conducted empirical study (quantitative systematic review) of the evolution of official homeland security definitions from related federal strategies, frameworks, guidelines, the QHSRs, enterprise agencies’ FY strategic plans, and related documents.

• To identify continuing and changing ingredients of the sprouting public policy and strategy definition of homeland security.

• To compare those findings to the development of the public perception of homeland security and how people would define the term, using the example of Pennsylvania, with our multi-year poll study of residents’ perception of homeland security.


• While valuable analyses of how homeland security pre-dates and transcends 9/11 have increased, more systematic study of how the concept and meaning of homeland security have evolved over the past 20 years, and how it resonates with the people whose way of life it is supposed to protect (→“Homeland Security Vision,” QHSR 2014) is still needed.

• National Research Council: Call for a broad public and professional “dialogue as to what constitutes a socially acceptable definition of homeland security and what are the practical institutional means to achieve it.”

  • National Research Council of the National Academies, Committee on Educational Paradigms for Homeland Security: Frameworks for Higher Education in Homeland Security. Washington, D.C., 2005, p. 4


Cleveland, Ohio

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