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CRJ 629 Comparative Governments

Course Description: As the United States works to prevent and prepare for terrorist attacks, pandemics and other natural disasters, learning from the approaches of other countries offers insight for strategies that can guide the development of the discipline of homeland security. A comparative assessment of strategies utilized in other countries can serve as a vital tool in effective policymaking and in avoiding the inefficient and often dangerous, process of "reinventing the wheel" with respect to homeland security. The assessment requires an understanding of the framework, approaches restrictions, and powers under which other countries operate, as well as an understanding of the international dimension of an all hazard threats.

Course Rotation: PLV:Fall


3 credits