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1st Edition

The Crisis Management Cycle

ISBN 9781138643888
Published November 28, 2017 by Routledge
194 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Crisis Management Cycle is the first holistic, multidisciplinary introduction to the dynamic field of crisis management theory and practice. By drawing together the different theories and concepts of crisis management literature and practice, this book develops a theoretical framework of analysis that can be used by both students and practitioners alike. Each stage of the crisis cycle is explored in turn:

  • Risk assessment
  • Prevention
  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery
  • Learning

Stretching across disciplines as diverse as safety studies, business studies, security studies, political science and behavioural science, The Crisis Management Cycle provides a robust grounding in crisis management that will be invaluable to both students and practitioners worldwide.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction: the crisis management cycle
  2. Risk assessment
  3. Prevention
  4. Preparedness
  5. Response
  6. Recovery
  7. Learning
  8. Conclusions


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Christer Pursiainen is Professor of Societal Safety at the Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Tromsø, Norway. He has published widely on a variety of themes such as crisis decision-making, critical infrastructure protection and resilience, international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, regional cooperation and integration, and comparative politics.