Safeguarding Homeland Security

Governors and Mayors Speak Out

  • Simon Hakim
  • Erwin A. Blackstone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Simon Hakim, Erwin A. Blackstone
    Pages 1-21
  3. Thomas M. Menino
    Pages 23-30
  4. Ronald V. Dellums, Yolanda Burrell, Michael O’Brien
    Pages 99-116
  5. Barry H. Axelrod, James V. Mudd
    Pages 185-189
  6. M. Michael Rounds, Otto Doll
    Pages 197-205
  7. Albert Morales, Todd S. Ramsey
    Pages 269-285
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 287-292

About this book


This book brings together the technological and managerial innovations suggested and applied by the nation’s leading governors and mayors in their own words. It includes models for public-private partnerships to improve preparation for, response and recovery from major natural disasters and terrorist attacks. These leaders in innovation point out how the 9/11 communication problems that contributed to the catastrophe have been addressed, including the use of volunteer agencies and volunteers to supplement governmental efforts, which is a recurring theme of the book. The book makes specific recommendations of services usually provided by public emergency agencies that are private in nature and could be shed by government while often being provided by the private sector. The book further suggests public services that are under the responsibility of governments but could be delivered more efficiently by contracting them out under competitive conditions and highlights incentives for greater involvement of the private sector in the delivery of emergency services.


9/11 Change EMS Emergency preparedness Emergency response Innovation Leadership Local government Mayor Natural disaster Public-private partnerships Terrorism information technology planning strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Hakim
    • 1
  • Erwin A. Blackstone
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. EconomicsTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaU.S.A.
  2. 2.Fox School of BusinessTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaU.S.A.

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