Terrorism Reducing Vulnerabilities and Improving Responses
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Book ID : 37211
ISBN-10 : 81-7884-652-7 / 8178846527
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7884-652-1 / 9788178846521
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
280p., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Explaning Terrorism: A Psychosocial Approach 2. Home-grown Terrorism Issues and Implications 3. Terrorism and the 'Invisible' 4. Natio's Military Concept for Defence against Terrorism 5. Terrorism and the Private Sector 6. The Vulnerability of the UK's Nuclear Facilities to Terrorism 7. Reducing the Vulnerability of Public and Private Information Infrastructures 8. Counter-terrorism and the National Security of African States 9. How to Deal with Terrorism 10. The Challenge of Protecting Critical Infrastructure 11. Reducing the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism 12. Due Diligence: Estimating Vulnerability 13. Biological Warfare and Terrorism 14. Terrorism and Biological Warfare 15. Terrorism and Chemical Warfare
The threat of weapons of mass destruction-Chemical, biological and nuclear-the risk that a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) might be used as a radiological weapon has received much attention post-11 September 2001 While there is no danger of a nuclear-yield explosion if a NPP were attacked, a successful terrorist attack or sabotage attempt at a NPP containing a range of hazardous materials and facilities could cause there release of radioactive particles into the atomphere. This would disperse radioactive contamination over a wide area The contaminated area would thus become uninhabitable, with gave consequences for the environment, the economy and future generations. Despite these threats, advances in science and technology are improving the nation's ability to prevent hazards from becoming disasters Scientific breakthroughs and advances technologies are being applied to every facet of hazard risk reduction, including precision storm modeling, earthquake shake tables, and innovative mitigation and risk communication techniques These advances mean that natural and technological hazard events no longer inevitably lead to catastrophic disaster for the communities they threaten.