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Dealing With Disaster Public Management In Crisis Situations

Author : Saundra K. Schneider
ISBN : 9781317473350
Genre : Business & Economics
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Now updated with examples through 2010, this classic study examines the disruptive effects of disasters on patterns of human behavior and the operations of government, and the conditions under which even relatively minor crises can lead to system breakdown.

Dealing With Disaster Public Management In Crisis Situations

Author : Saundra K. Schneider
ISBN : 9781317473367
Genre : Business & Economics
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Now updated with examples through 2010, this classic study examines the disruptive effects of disasters on patterns of human behavior and the operations of government, and the conditions under which even relatively minor crises can lead to system breakdown.

Dealing With Disaster

Author : Saundra K. Schneider
ISBN : 9780765631282
Genre : Political Science
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Why does government sometimes do a superlative job handling natural disaster situations while at other times, as in the case of Hurricane Katrina, it performs extremely poorly? Updated with examples through 2010, this classic study examines the disruptive effects of disasters on patterns of human behavior and the routine operations of government, and the conditions under which even relatively minor crises can lead to system breakdown. Integrating case studies of emergency management with studies of collective behavior, the author identifies factors that contribute to successful government handling of disaster situations and distills insights that can be used to improve these capacities at all levels--federal, state, and local. The book includes numerous illustrations as well as expanded coverage of research on disaster management and greatly expanded reference lists.

Flirting With Disaster

Author : Saundra K. Schneider
ISBN : 1563245701
Genre : Political Science
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An examination of governmental performance during natural disaster situations. It seeks to explain why some governmental responses to disasters are regarded as successful while others are considered failures.

Risk And Crisis Management In The Public Sector

Author : Lynn T. Drennan
ISBN : 9781136714146
Genre : Business & Economics
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A particular feature of modern, post-industrial societies is their growing awareness of risk and crisis management. This book’s main theme is therefore the context, concepts and practice of risk and crisis management in the public sector in Western, notably European, and Asia Pacific countries. Relating to extraordinary phenomena, the term ‘risk and crisis management’, covers such events and incidents as: natural catastrophes (earthquakes, hurricanes and floods) terrorist attacks (Bali, New York, Madrid) corporate failures (HIH, Enron, WorldCom) threats to human and animal welfare (SARS, Foot and Mouth, BSE) critical incidents (bushfires, rail crashes, aviation accidents, mass shootings) environmental degradation (rain forests, ozone layer, oil spills) policy failures (UK Poll Tax, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Commission, public-private partnerships). The public sector, at both national and sub-national levels, plays a crucial role not only in the management of such extraordinary events as these, but also in anticipating and preparing for the ‘unthinkable’. This book links theory and practice, to equip public managers and those studying public management with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage risk, and deal effectively with crises.

Managing Crises

Author : Arnold M. Howitt
ISBN : 9781483351322
Genre : Political Science
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From floods to fires, tornadoes to terrorist attacks, governments must respond to a variety of crises and meet reasonable standards of performance. What accounts for governments’ effective responses to unfolding disasters? How should they organize and plan for significant emergencies? With fifteen adapted Kennedy School cases, students experience first-hand a series of large-scale emergencies and come away with a clear sense of the different types of disaster situations governments confront, with each type requiring different planning, resourcing, skill-building, leadership, and execution. Grappling with the details of flawed responses to the LA Riots or Hurricane Katrina, or with the success of the Incident Management System during the Pentagon fire on 9/11, students start to see the ways in which responders can improve capabilities and more adeptly navigate between technical or operational needs and political considerations.

Case Studies In Disaster Response And Emergency Management

Author : Nicolas A. Valcik
ISBN : 9781315459356
Genre : Political Science
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Designed to enable practitioners and students to evaluate a variety of real-life emergencies from every angle, this new edition of Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management provides clear, thorough, step-by-step descriptions of more than 50 major disasters or emergencies. Arranged chronologically, the case studies involve incidents from around the globe, with topics including natural disasters, industrial accidents, epidemics, and terrorist attacks. A series of questions throughout each case study encourages the reader to think critically about the problem at hand, to select a course of action, and to then see the results of the decisions that were made.? This hands-on approach invites practitioners and students to apply learned theoretical emergency management techniques in a safe test environment. Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management, 2e provides readers with the most modern and current case studies in disaster response and emergency management and can be used in group project settings, as individual homework assignments in training courses for first responders, law enforcement, and government employees, or to complement existing emergency management textbooks in Public Administration, Public Management, and Public Affairs programs.?

Lessons Of Disaster

Author : Thomas A. Birkland
ISBN : 158901359X
Genre : Political Science
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Even before the wreckage of a disaster is cleared, one question is foremost in the minds of the public: "What can be done to prevent this from happening again?" Today, news media and policymakers often invoke the "lessons of September 11" and the "lessons of Hurricane Katrina." Certainly, these unexpected events heightened awareness about problems that might have contributed to or worsened the disasters, particularly about gaps in preparation. Inquiries and investigations are made that claim that "lessons" were "learned" from a disaster, leading us to assume that we will be more ready the next time a similar threat looms, and that our government will put in place measures to protect us. In Lessons of Disaster, Thomas Birkland takes a critical look at this assumption. We know that disasters play a role in setting policy agendas—in getting policymakers to think about problems—but does our government always take the next step and enact new legislation or regulations? To determine when and how a catastrophic event serves as a catalyst for true policy change, the author examines four categories of disasters: aviation security, homeland security, earthquakes, and hurricanes. He explores lessons learned from each, focusing on three types of policy change: change in the larger social construction of the issues surrounding the disaster; instrumental change, in which laws and regulations are made; and political change, in which alliances are created and shifted. Birkland argues that the type of disaster affects the types of lessons learned from it, and that certain conditions are necessary to translate awareness into new policy, including media attention, salience for a large portion of the public, the existence of advocacy groups for the issue, and the preexistence of policy ideas that can be drawn upon. This timely study concludes with a discussion of the interplay of multiple disasters, focusing on the initial government response to Hurricane Katrina and the negative effect the September 11 catastrophe seems to have had on reaction to that tragedy.

Ethics And Crisis Management

Author : Lina Svedin
ISBN : 9781617354984
Genre : Reference
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The daily process of public service provision and administration is filled with value judgments and value tradeoffs, and the safeguarding of just and fair processes is key to the public’s trust in governing institutions. In crises, public decisionmakers face complex ethical judgments under great uncertainty, timepressure, and heightened public scrutiny. A lack of attention to the ethical dimensions of crises has lead decisionmakers to longshadow crises that never reach closure. Furthermore, crises triggered by unethical conduct by public officials steadily feed people’s cynicism about politicians and bureaucracy. The fact that decisionmakers often are judged on how they dealt with ethical issues in crises further underlines the importance of this topic. Little scholarly attention had been paid to how ethics play into and are dealt with in situations when they matters most – in crises. In order to improve government performance we need to analyze the ethical dilemmas and normative challenges that face practitioners in crises. This book meets this challenge by presenting a public policy framework for analyzing the ethical dilemmas in crises and introduces ten empirical chapters written by prominent public administration and crisis management scholars. The cases reviewed include Abu Ghraib, the 9/11 Commission, the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Memorial Hospital Tragedy during Hurricane Katrina. Building off the empirical focus on inherent ethical challenges in crises and actor ethics in evaluation and judgment, the concluding chapter outlines important lessons about criteria for crisis decisionmaking and strategies, the poisoned apple of bureaucratic discretion, and the nature of postcrisis evaluations. The book is geared toward students, scholars, and practitioners concerned with public management, public sector ethics, public policy, crisis management, and the implication of these factors on business and corporate crisis management.

Uncertainty And Catastrophe Management

Author : Akira Ishikawa
ISBN : 9789814644976
Genre : Business & Economics
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' Natural disasters, instability in the finance and banking sector, widespread social protests, and other crisis situations have increasingly become the focus of public attention. With the growing visibility of such events, accelerated by the rise and proliferation of social media, the study of risk and crisis management in the Internet age is of vital importance. Uncertainty and Catastrophe Management is a clear and comprehensive guide to a variety of crises, and seeks to offer practical advice on how best to avoid them, minimize loss and damage once they have occurred, and how best to recover from these situations. The book examines 104 cases that run the gamut from natural disasters such as the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, to social movements like the Ukrainian protests in 2013, from the Syrian Electronic Army''s cyber-attacks, to the reputational damage to firms in the wake of a corporate scandal. This book is a revised and expanded edition of Akira Ishikawa and Atsushi Tsujimoto''s book, Risk and Crisis Management: 101 Cases, and explores a number of recent events. It draws on the expertise of the contributors to the volume to create a well-rounded book that will benefit professionals, academics, and the general public alike. In particular, safety professionals, public management professionals, CEOs, CIOs, students and researchers will appreciate its pragmatic approach to dealing with and recovering from crises in the interest of long-term survival and sustainability. Contents:Risk and Crisis Management for Natural Disaster: Case 1–28:How Communication Technology Must Be Harnessed in an Emergency (Akira Ishikawa)How to Deal with Psychological Stress (Akira Ishikawa)How to Get the Injured to Hospital (Akira Ishikawa)What do the Edlerly Need to do to Plan for Disasters? (Yiwei Li)The Role of Science Museum which shows Disaster Articles (Atsushi Tsujimoto)Risk and Crisis Management for Daily Life: Case 29–61:What to Do If a War Breaks Out While in a Foreign Country (Akira Ishikawa)Why Portable Toilets are Essential (Akira Ishikawa)What Clothing and Other Personal Effects are Appropriate (Akira Ishikawa)How can Science Museums Contribute to the Popularization of Science Knowledge? (Yiwei Li)The Danger of Being Anonymous on an Internet Forum(Shigeo Kawashima)Risk Management for Government and Business: Case 62–100:Why a Physical Distribution System is Necessary (Akira Ishikawa)How to Predict Disasters (Akira Ishikawa)What Lessons were Learned from the Fukuchiyama Line Train Derailment? (Atsushi Tsujimoto)How to Prevent Personal Information Leakage (Atsushi Tsujimoto)How to Win Customer Loyalty from Customer Grievances and Complaints (Akira Saito)and other papers Readership: Undergraduate/graduate students and researchers interested in crisis and risk management; CEOs, CIOs, managers and executives, safety professionals, public management professionals and specialists, crisis and risk management professionals in both profit and non-profit organizations. Key Features:Examines contemporary cases, mainly in the past six years, from the Asia Pacific, the USA, and EuropeFocuses on the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011Looks at great detail at the ongoing political crisis in UkraineOffers concise pointers on how to implement risk and crisis management strategies in real-world situationsCovers a range of risks and ways of managing and dealing with them, ranging from natural disasters to business riskKeywords:Uncertainty;Catastrophe Management;2011 Great East Earthquake;Japan;Natural Disaster;Management for Daily Life;Management for Government and Business;Crisis Management;Risk Management;Contingency Plan;Disaster Recovery;Crisis Communication;Recovery Plan;Terrorism;Internet Security;Information Security'

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