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Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Book on Homeland Security Receives Recognition

Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007, written by James Steinberg along with Michael O’Hanlon, Peter Orszag and Jeremy Shapiro, has been chosen for inclusion in the 2007 University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries. Books are selected by committees of librarians from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Small and Medium-Sized Library Committee of the Public Library Association.

Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007 reviews the current state of homeland security, assesses America’s remaining vulnerabilities, and suggests new policies to improve security in the United States. It presents specific recommendations for reforming intelligence; fostering international cooperation; increasing infrastructure and border protection; developing technology; and formulating countermeasures against specific types of aggression. Written with a sense of urgency, the book warns that while Americans can feel somewhat safer today than they did in 2001, much more needs to be done in improving the nation’s defenses against terrorism.

The PLA committee rated Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007 as “special interest,” and the AASL committee designated it “special interest/high school and professional.”  The book was also publicized at the University Press Program at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Meeting and distributed to bookstores nationwide.

Steinberg has written numerous books and chapters on foreign policy and national security topics, including An Ever Closer Union: European Integration and Its Implications for the Future of U.S.-European Relations. His publications on domestic policy include Urban America: Policy Choices for Los Angeles and the Nation, and "Were You Counted?—Civil Rights and the 1990 Census" in One Nation Indivisible: The Civil Rights Challenges for the 1990s, published by the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights in 1989.


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