Homeland Security: An Aristotelian Approach to Professional Development
Palin, Philip J.
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Homeland security should avoid our era's widespread temptation to specialize. Instead it should develop the characteristics of a true profession. Homeland security education should focus on professional development. The characteristics of a profession can be cultivated through an Aristotelian process of understanding change, principled reasoning about how our actions can influence change, and disciplined reflection on the outcomes of action. Homeland security's fundamental purpose may be found in how this professional capacity can assist and support the broad range of specializations that are related to the field.
This article appeared in Homeland Security Affairs (May 2010), v.6 no.2
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