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Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications

Sensemaking for Security

Editors: Masys, Anthony (Ed.)

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  • Consolidates the thought leadership on sensemaking for security
  • Provides valuable lessons learned and developed approaches to harness sensemaking to support security planning and design
  • Supports development of leadership competencies in security and government domain
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This book presents sensemaking strategies to support security planning and design. Threats to security are becoming complex and multifaceted and increasingly challenging traditional notions of security. The security landscape is characterized as ‘messes’ and ‘wicked problems’ that proliferate in this age of complexity. Designing security solutions in the face of interconnectedness, volatility and uncertainty, we run the risk of providing the right answer to the wrong problem thereby resulting in unintended consequences.

Sensemaking is the activity that enables us to turn the ongoing complexity of the world into a “situation that is comprehended explicitly in words and that serves as a springboard into action” (Weick, Sutcliffe, Obstfeld, 2005). It is about creating an emerging picture of our world through data collection, analysis, action, and reflection. The importance of sensemaking to security is that it enables us to plan, design and act when the world as we knew it seems to have shifted.

Leveraging the relevant theoretical grounding and thought leadership in sensemaking, key examples are provided, thereby illustrating how sensemaking strategies can support security planning and design. This is a critical analytical and leadership requirement in this age of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that characterizes the security landscape.

This book is useful for academics, graduate students in global security, and government and security planning practitioners.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • The Security Landscape—Systemic Risks Shaping Non-traditional Security

    Pages 1-14

    Masys, Anthony J.

  • Exploring Sensemaking: A View Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Pages 15-24

    Masys, Anthony J.

  • Sensemaking Under Conditions of Extreme Uncertainty: From Observation to Action

    Pages 25-45

    Fjäder, Christian

  • Global Health and Pandemics—Beyond Direct Effects of COVID 19 Outbreak

    Pages 47-70

    Spowart, Sara (et al.)

  • Sensemaking and Disaster Forensics: An Examination of Cholera Epidemics

    Pages 71-89

    Hutchinson, Daniel (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-71998-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-71997-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sensemaking for Security
Editors
  • Anthony Masys
Series Title
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71998-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71998-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71997-5
Series ISSN
1613-5113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 285
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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