Aviation Security Management
by Andrew R. Thomas, Editor
October 2008, 804pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
3 volumes, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-0-313-34652-1
$413, £306, 345€, A590
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Aviation experts show how managing security will make flying safer and more reliable.

Because of 9/11, there is universal recognition that aviation security is a deadly serious business. Still, around the world today, the practice of aviation security is rooted in a hodgepodge of governmental rules, industry traditions, and local idiosyncrasies. In fact, nearly seven years after the largest single attack involving the air transport industry, there remains no viable framework in place to lift aviation security practice out of the mishmash that currently exists. It is the ambitious intent of Aviation Security Management to change that. The goals of this set are nothing less than to make flying safer, to make transporting goods by air safer, and to lay the foundation for the professionalization of this most important field.

This dynamic set showcases the most current trends, issues, ideas, and practices in aviation security management, especially as the field evolves in the context of globalization and advances in technology. Written by leading academic thinkers, practitioners, and former and current regulators in the field, the three volumes highlight emerging and innovative practices, illustrated with examples from around the world. Volume 1 takes a penetrating look at the overall framework in which aviation security management has taken place in the past and will likely do so in the foreseeable future. It covers the major areas of focus for anyone in the aviation security business, and it provides a basis for educational programs. Volume 2 delves into the emerging issues affecting aviation security managers right now. Volume 3: Perspectives on Aviation Security Management covers the full spectrum of international aviation security-related issues. It will serve as part of the foundation for the next generation of research in the area in both a business and cultural context. Collectively, these volumes represent the state of the art in the field today and constitute an essential resource for anyone practicing, studying, teaching, or researching aviation security management.

Andrew R. Thomas, PhD, is assistant professor of international business and associate director of The Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at University of Akron. A New York Times bestselling writer, he is author, coauthor, or editor of 15 books including, Direct Marketing in Actionn: Cutting-Edge Strategies for Finding the Best Customers, Supply Chain Security: International Practices and Innovations for Moving Goods Safely, Change or Die!: How to Transform Your Organization from the Inside Out, Managing by Accountability: What Every Leader Needs to Know about Responsibility, Integrity—and Results, Global Manifest Destiny: Growing Your Business in a Borderless Economy, and Aviation Insecurity: The New Challenges of Air Travel.


"The three-volume set on Aviation Security Management (ASM) belongs on the bookshelves of every Aviation Security manager, researcher, policy maker, and academic. The set contains 32 chapters and covers every important aspect of Aviation Security policy and provides expert interpretations of relevant domestic and international Aviation Security legislation and their impact on the aviation industry… there is significant coverage of the history of Aviation Security incidents and legislation, and an in-depth examination of the nature of terrorism as it has evolved through the years."—Springer, December 9, 2008

"Together the three volumes cover the major areas of focus for anyone in the aviation security business, and provide a basis for educational programs. This set will be an essential reference for those practicing or studying aviation security management."—ARBA, March 1, 2009

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