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Domestic Security, Civil Contingencies and Resilience in the United Kingdom: A Guide to Policy

Paul Cornish, June 2007

The purpose of this report is to account for recent developments in domestic security policy, planning and preparation in the United Kingdom. The report is organised in three substantive sections:

  • Section 2: Threats to Domestic Security. The processes by which threats to the security of the United Kingdom are identified.
  • Section 3: Central Government. The concepts, machinery and the approach of central government to security threats.
  • Section 4: Non-Central Government and Other Government Agencies. The role of noncentral government agencies and other organisations.
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