Disaster Management in the U. S. and Canada: The Politics, PolicyMaking, Administration, and Analysis of Emergency Management / Edition 2

Disaster Management in the U. S. and Canada: The Politics, PolicyMaking, Administration, and Analysis of Emergency Management / Edition 2

by Richard Terry Sylves, William L. Waugh, William L. Waugh
     
 

Emergency management has become a vital profession, better able to meet ever-increasing public demands, better able to advance post-disaster cost recovery and relief, and better able to put communities back together after a disaster. This book is designed and intended to help the reader, whether familiar or unfamiliar with the field, better understand the human

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Emergency management has become a vital profession, better able to meet ever-increasing public demands, better able to advance post-disaster cost recovery and relief, and better able to put communities back together after a disaster. This book is designed and intended to help the reader, whether familiar or unfamiliar with the field, better understand the human impacts that emergencies have on us all. It examines laws, policies, regulations, and arrangements of the intergovernmental world of disaster management. DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN THE U.S. AND CANADA is a complete overhaul of the first edition. Most chapters are new, and the three which are not were completely rewritten and revised. More chapters are included, more disciplinary perspectives are represented, and more emphasis is given to national, state, and provincial roles in disaster management but without ignoring the continuing centrality of local emergency management. The book is intended as a text for graduate and undergraduate courses that address disaster policy and emergency management, whether in public administration, political science, intergovernmental relations, disaster sociology, organizational studies, or urban studies. It will also be of benefit to anyone in the vast community of emergency management, whether working at the local, state, provincial, or federal level.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780398066086
Publisher:
Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
IRedesigning and Administering Federal Emergency Management5
IIThe Politics and Budgeting of Federal Emergency Management26
IIIIntergovernmental Relations of Emergency Management46
IVCoordinating Emergency Management: A Canadian Example69
VIntergovernmental Challenges and California's Approach to Emergency Management101
VIThe Northridge Earthquake: Memoir of a FEMA Inspector126
VIICalifornia Wildfires: How Integrated Emergency Management Succeeds and Fails161
VIIICoping with Floods: Lessons from the 1990's191
IXThe Impact of the 1993 Midwest Floods: Business Vulnerability and Disruption in Des Moines214
XThe Local Emergency Planning Committee: A Better Way to Coordinate Disaster Planning234
XIThe Hyatt Skywalk Disaster and Other Lessons in the Regulation of Building253
XIIManaging Major Emergencies in "Gotham City"270
XIIIThe Crucial Role of the Canadian Mayor in Emergency Management294
XIVEmergency Management Training and Education For Public Administrators313
XVAll-Hazards, Operational Emergency Management Information Systems: A Lesson Learned from Hurricane Andrew327
XVIDisaster Management for the New Millennium344
Bibliography361
Index383

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