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Politics and Economics (CGU)

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Defense and Security Studies | Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences


Increasingly, national security scholars recognize that the world in which we were born is passing away and, with it, many of the premises, conventions and structures of modern civilization. Research suggests that the transition into the post-modern era will usher in scientific, economic, social, political and military changes of a magnitude never before experience in American history. Equivalent in scale to the European Renaissance and the Dark Ages, this revolution in political and military affairs, offers both great potentials and dangers for the American public. One of the more fundamental challenges we ill face concerns the protection of citizens. Traditional methods of public policing will become increasingly inaedquate th the nature of war changes and assumptions concerning "the rule of law" come into question. Ultimately, the development of a domestica response network will be required if our public institutions are to fulfill the basic needs of a democratic society.


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