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Crisis and Emergency Management

Theory and Practice, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Ali Farazmand


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More than 12 years have passed since the publication of the first edition of Crisis and Emergency Management. During that time numerous disasters—from 9/11 to massive earthquakes in Iran and China, to the giant Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the Fukushima Tsunami and ensuing nuclear meltdown—have changed the way we manage catastrophic events. With contributions from leading experts, this second edition features 40 new chapters that address recent worldwide crises and what we have learned from emergency responses to them.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Up-to-date concepts, theories, and practices
  • Analysis of recent disasters and their effect on emergency management
  • Policy and managerial lessons
  • Suggestions for capacity building in crisis and emergency management

The book covers a wide range of international issues using critical, empirical, and quantitative analyses. It discusses various approaches to topics such as resolving political tension and terrorism issues, the potential use of biological weapons, and the role of public relations in crisis. The author offers insight into organizational and community resiliency development; a "surprise management" theory in practice for upgrading the knowledge and skills in managing crises and governing emergencies; and better and more effective organizational, political, social, and managerial coordination in the processes. He presents case studies that enhance and advance the future theory and practice of crisis and emergency management, while at the same time providing practical advice that can be put to use immediately.

Managing crises and governing emergencies in such an age of challenges demands a different kind of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that were not available yesterday. This book gives you valuable information with applications at the macro, micro, organizational, and interorganizational levels, preparing you for emergency management in an increasingly globalized and uncertain world.

Table of Contents

Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Practice, Ali Farazmand

Crisis-Management Micro–Macro Perspectives

Meeting Diversity in the Midst of Adversity: An Intercultural-Communication Training Framework for Refugee-Assistance Crisis Management, Phyllis Bo-Yuen Ngai and Peter Koehn

Global Crisis in Public Service and Administration, Ali Farazmand

Crisis in the US Administrative State, Ali Farazmand

Managing through a Crisis: A Case Study of the Orange County, California, Bankruptcy, M. Celeste Murphy

Emergency Management: Micro and Macro Issues

Environmental and Health Emergency Management

From Texas City to Exxon Valdez: What Have We Learned about Managing Marine Disasters? John R. Harrald and Hugh W. Stephens

Macro and Micro Issues: Conceptual, Policy, Practical, and Empirical Aspects of Emergency Management

What Disaster Response Management Can Learn from Chaos Theory, Gustav A. Koehler, Guenther G. Kress, and Randi L. Miller

Psychology of Evacuation and the Design of Policy: Lessons from Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Sandy, William L. Waugh, Jr. and Jasmin R. Ruback

Role of Technology and Human Factors in Emergency Management, Francis R. Terry

Evolution of Emergency Management in America: From a Troubling Past to an Uncertain Future, Robert Ward and Gary Wamsley

Improvised Explosive Devices, Daniel C. Goodrich and Frances L. Edwards

National and International Case Studies

Crisis and Emergency Management in North and Latin America

American Presidential Crisis Management under Kennedy: The Cuban Missile Crisis, Robert E. Dewhirst

Collaboration, Consolidation, and Coordination in the Broward Sheriff’s Office: A New Paradigm in Public Safety and Emergency Management? John Carroll and Leslie Taylor

Emergency Management for Radiological Events: Lessons Learned from Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima Reactor Accidents, Frances L. Edwards

Budgetary Assistance for Nonprofits in Disaster, Barbara L. Neuby

Security for Sale: The Pros and Cons of Equipment Contracts, Barbara L. Neuby

Managing Refugee-Assistance Crises in the Twenty-First Century: The Intercultural-Communication Factor, Peter Koehn and Phyllis Bo-Yuen Ngai

Managing Human and Natural Disasters in Developing Nations: Emergency Management and the Public Bureaucracy, Lenneal J. Henderson

Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans—USA, and the Fukushima Tsunami—Japan: Global Cases in Crisis and Emergency Management

Image Construction in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina, Steven G. Koven

Hurricane Katrina: Preparedness, Response, and the Politics–Administration Dichotomy in New Orleans Emergency Management, Steven G. Koven and Michael Brennan

Ethics in Crisis Management, Carole L. Jurkiewicz

Management of Hazardous Chemicals during Natural Disasters, Antoinette Christophe and Khashruzzaman Choudhury

How a Navigation Channel Contributed to Most of the Flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, Ivor Ll. van Heerden, G. Paul Kemp , Bob Bea, Gary Shaffer, John Day,

Chad Morris, Dunca n Fitzgerald, and Andrew Milanes

Examining Intergovernmental Relations in Response to Catastrophic Disasters: Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Naim Kapucu

Learning from the Katrina Crisis: A Global and International Perspective with Implications for Future Crisis Management, Ali Farazmand

Japan’s Disaster Governance: How Was the 3.11 Crisis Managed? Yuko Kaneko and Itoko Suzuki

Crisis and Emergency Management in Asia, Middle East, and Europe

Emergency Management in Korea: Mourning over Tragic Deaths, Pan Suk Kim and Jae Eun Lee

Coping with Crisis and Disaster: Hong Kong Disaster Plan and Contingency Plan for Natural Disasters, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

Integrating Public Administration, Science, and Community Action: A Case of Early-Warning Success in Qinglong County for the Magnitude 7.8 Tangshan Earthquake, Jeanne-Marie Col and Jean J. Chu

Altruism in Chinese Emergency Management: The Case of Wenchuan Earthquake, King W. Chow

Crisis Management in Japan: Lessons from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995 and the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, Masaru Sakamoto

Benchmarks and Standards for Emergency Management in India and the United States, Bala Prasad Erramilli and William L. Waugh, Jr.

Crisis in Governance and the Arab Spring, Jamil Jreisat

1989 Rail Disaster at Clapham in South London, Francis R. Terry


Mitigation versus Prevention: A View from the Local Government Level, Frances L. Edwards

Advancing Community Resilience to Disasters: Considerations for Theory, Policy, and Practice, Rose L. Pfefferbaum

Global Resilience to Enhance Crisis and Emergency Management, Clifford R. Bragdon

Contemporary Community Resilience: Successes, Challenges, and the Future of Disaster Recovery, Sheridan "Butch" Trues dale and Jesse Paul Spearo

Emergency Managers for the New Millennium, Ellis M. Stanley, Sr. and William Lee Waugh, Jr.

Coastal Hazard Mitigation in Florida, Patricia M. Schapley and Lorena Schwartz


Disaster Study, Crisis Study, and the Discipline of Public Administration: A Personal Reflection, Roger Wettenhall


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