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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0398066094

ISBN-13: 9780398066093

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780398066093
Publisher:
Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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