1st Edition

Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services





ISBN 9781138097650
Published May 29, 2019 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

Critical Perspectives in Emergency Services Management makes an important contribution to the subject of emergency services management and to public administration and organization studies more generally. It critically assesses developments in emergency services management by examining the multi-dimensional nature of the provision of emergency services and their connectedness in advanced western democracies. The effective management of emergency services has never been more important than in today’s high-pressured and cost-conscious public sector. The authors of this volume forensically analyse the challenges of delivering emergency services within this context. This book provides an in-depth, scholarly and comprehensive analysis of the changing landscape of emergency service provision and clearly addresses a gap in the market for a critical volume on the emergency services.



For anyone seeking to understand why and how the management of emergency services matters, this collection is essential reading.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments





Chapter 1



Introduction to Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services



Paresh Wankhade, Leo McCann and Peter Murphy





Chapter 2



Emergency services architecture: JESIP and Interoperability



Carl Daniels





Chapter 3



History of the UK Paramedic Profession



Bob Fellows and Graham Harris





Chapter 4



Personal Reflections on Fire and Rescue Service Incident Command



Roy Wilshire





Chapter 5



Quo Vadis: Eight Possible scenarios for Changes in the Ambulance Services.



Andy Newton





Chapter 6



Galvanising partnership and communities to tackle domestic violence & abuse: Why wicked problems have no easy solutions?



Linda Reid





Chapter 7



Beyond the Scope of Managerialism: Explaining the Organisational Invisibility of Police Work



Cliff Bacon





Chapter 8



Reaching out across the theory-practice divide? Impact, participation and change in post-disaster reconstruction



Yiwen Lin, Mihaela Kelemen and Lindsay Hamilton





Chapter 9



The Professionalisation of the Police in England and Wales: A Critical Appraisal



Simon Holdaway





Chapter 10



Changing Landscapes, Challenging Identities - Policing in England and Wales



Sarah Charman





 



 



Chapter 11



From extreme to mundane? The changing face of paramedicine in the UK Ambulance Service



Jo Brewis and Richard Godfrey





Chapter 12



Decision making at the front-line: the role of choice architecture in NHS paramedic judgements over patient conveyance



Andrew Weyman and Rachel O’Hara





Chapter 13



A comparative appraisal of recent and proposed changes to the fire and rescue services in England and Scotland.



Pete Murphy, Katarzyna Lakoma, Kirsten Greenhalgh and Lynda Taylor





Chapter 14



Rethinking the new ‘leadership’ mainstream: An historical perspective from the National Health Service



Mark Learmonth





Chapter 15



Public Confidence in the Police: A critical review and interrogation of construct clarity



Basit Javid and Kevin Morrell





Chapter 16



Balancing formal and informal support for psychological health in emergency services: creating multiple pathways for ambulance staff



Ashlea Kellner, Keith Townsend, Rebecca Loudoun, Tiet-Hanh Dao-Tran and Adrian Wilkinson





Chapter 17



Commissioners, Mayors and Blue Lights: Reviewing the Prospects for Integrated Emergency Service Governance



Rachel Ashworth





Chapter 18



Conclusion: Understanding Emergency Services in Austerity Conditions



Leo McCann, Paresh Wankhade, and Peter Murphy





List of Contributors



Index



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Author(s)

Biography

Paresh Wankhade is Professor of Leadership and Management at Edge Hill University, UK.



Leo McCann is a Professor of Management at University of York, UK.



Pete Murphy is a Professor of Public Policy and Management at Nottingham Trent University, UK.