CFP: Chapters on "Domestic Security" in the United States (Quick Deadline)

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Call for Publications
September 1, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Government and Public Service, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Political Science

Call for Publications: Short Chapters in the "U.S. - Domestic Security" section of the Domestic Security Handbook (editor: Scott Romaniuk) with Taylor and Francis

Several chapters are complete, but still remaining are:

  • Border Patrols and National Entry Points
  • Radiological Dispersal Devices (Dirty Bombs)
  • Disaster Management and Assistance
  • Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)
  • Emergency Measures (Management and Response)
  • Gangs and Gang Violence
  • Hostage and Hostage Taking
  • Looting
  • National Preparedness (Initiative)
  • National Security
  • National Security Strategy (NSS)
  • Organized Crime and Criminal Activity
  • Riots and Rioters
  • Screening
  • State of Emergency

We're asking for a minimum of 1,500 words and a maximum of 4,000. You can write these articles with a critical lens of analysis (sort of like critical mini e-IR entries). We're using US spelling, APA citation, references lists, and 3-5 suggested readings, and 3-5 "see also, ..." at the end of the articles. All entries should be received by September 1, 2018 - although requests can be made for reasonable extensions. the goal is to have a completed volume by the end of 2018. 

If interested in contributing, please contact Section Editor Erika Cornelius Smith ( Use the subject line - "Domestic Security Handbook." In your message, please indicate your area of interest and include a recent C.V. Feel free to co-author and collaborate with professionals outside of academia actively working related fields.  

Contact Info: 

Erika Cornelius Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Business

Nichols College 

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