Disaster policy and politics : emergency management and homeland security / Richard Sylves
- Sylves, Richard Terry
- Los Angeles : Sage : CQ Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- Third edition.
- Physical Description:
- xxxvi, 595 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Disaster management in the United States -- Theories and approaches of public policy and management helpful in disaster studies -- A short history of U.S. disaster policy -- Presidential declarations of major disaster or emergency -- The role of research, science, and engineering -- Intergovernmental relations in disaster policy -- Civil-military relations and national security -- Globalization of disasters -- Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria: U.S. disaster management challenged -- Conclusions and the future.
- "In the Third Edition of Disaster Policy and Politics, author Richard Sylves provides much-needed contemporary coverage of the fields of disaster management and homeland security interspersed with mini-case studies of events such hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Harvey; Hawaii's nuclear attack false warning; and responses to U.S. wildfires. Paying special attention to the role of key actors--decision makers at the federal, state, and local levels; scientists; engineers; civil and military personnel; officials; and first responders--the author explores how physical and social science researchers contribute to and engage in disaster policy development and management. The book's comprehensive "all-hazards" approach introduces students to the important public policy, organizational management, and leadership issues they may need as future practitioners and leaders in the field. The text provides a concise history of the field, presents useful theories and concepts, poses thought-provoking questions, and is crafted to be both instructor- and student-friendly"--
- 9781506368689 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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