Homeland Security, FEMA and Securing the Masses Against the Zombie Horde

...But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur

Author/s (editor/s):

Jeremy Youde

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Book chapter

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McFarland & Company

Jeremy Youde, ‘Homeland Security, FEMA and Securing the Masses Against the Zombie Horde’, in Amy L. Thompson and Antonio S. Thompson, eds, … But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur: Essays on Medical, Military, Governmental, Ethical, Economic and Other Implications, Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2015, pp. 138-55.

This chapter explores how the US federal government’s lead disaster response agencies, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, would respond to a zombie apocalypse, and examines how the Stafford Act and other laws apply. While these structures offer important opportunities for the federal government to marshal an effective response, there are significant issues that may limit their ability to act in a prompt, efficient, and appropriate manner.

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