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Journal of the Global Homeland Security Education Network


The Journal
of the Global Homeland Security Education Network

The goal of the Journal of the Global Homeland Security Education Network (JGHSEN) is to allow for the publication of innovative contributions in the examination of transnational, comparative, and cooperative international efforts to ensure and advance homeland security. The JGHSEN will serve as a venue to allow for academics, researchers, and practitioners to publish through this electronic journal articles describing relevant research or practice.

This Journal has evolved out of the Atlantis Policy Project on Homeland Security Education at the International Level  (hereinafter the Project) entails the assessment of the state of homeland security (hereinafter HS) education in the US and Europe.  The Project was made possible by research support granted by the US Government and European Commission.[1] Four partner institutions are involved in this research project: in terms of the European Union these are Northumbria University (the United Kingdom), and Linaeus University (Sweden).  For the United States the partner institutions are the University of Central Missouri and Virginia Commonwealth University.

The terrorist attacks on the US in 2001 and the subsequent attacks on European countries such as the UK and Spain prompted both sides of the Atlantic to reinvigorate their respective efforts to ensure homeland security (HS) and combat terrorism, however, with differing approaches.  The US embarked on a wholesale reorganization of its domestic security and border protection institutions. By contrast European countries largely preferred to work within their existing institutional architectures to combat terrorism and respond to other security challenges and disasters, both natural and man-made. The research of this Atlantis Policy Project determined that the divergence in government-led efforts has been replicated within academia in the US and the Europe.  There is now a plethora of HS-nominal programs being offered by US universities, whereas this has not been the development within Europe.  Very few European academic institutions offer a dedicated program in HS. The approach taken in the U.S. appears to be that the institutionalization of HS must rely on academia to create the professional who will make the world a more secure and safer place.  The inference that might be taken from this U.S. direction is that Europe may be in danger of losing the necessary level of focus and understanding for ensuring security of its homeland, since it has not enlisted its academic structure in a process of institutionalizing HS.  

The JGHSEN will use an independent double-blind-peer-reviewed process for selection.
There is a size restriction of 3,500 to 5,000 words for the published manuscripts.  

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For detailed information on the Journal and submitting manuscripts, please email the journal editors:
craig.mclean@northumbria.ac.uk and wallace@ucmo.edu
  
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