The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure / Edition 1

The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure / Edition 1

by Arjen Boin, Paul 't Hart, Eric Stern, Bengt Sundelius
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521607337

ISBN-13: 9780521607339

Pub. Date: 03/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In times of crisis, communities and members of organizations expect their leaders to minimize the impact of the crisis at hand, while critics and bureaucratic competitors try to seize the moment to blame incumbent rulers and their policies. In this extreme environment, policy makers must somehow establish a sense of normality, and foster collective learning from

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Overview

In times of crisis, communities and members of organizations expect their leaders to minimize the impact of the crisis at hand, while critics and bureaucratic competitors try to seize the moment to blame incumbent rulers and their policies. In this extreme environment, policy makers must somehow establish a sense of normality, and foster collective learning from the crisis experience. This uniquely comprehensive analysis examines how leaders deal with the strategic challenges and political risks they face. It is based on over a decade of collaborative, cross-national research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521607339
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Crisis management in political systems; 2. Sense making: grasping crises as they unfold; 3. Decision making: critical choices and their implementation; 4. Meaning making: crisis management as political communication; 5. End games: crisis termination and accountability; 6. Learning from crisis and the politics of reform; 7. Dealing with crisis; A memo to public leaders.

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