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Crisis management; 3v.


Crisis management; 3v.

Ed. by Arjen Boin.

Sage Publications


1136 pages



Sage library in business & management


This is a three-volume anthology collecting 60 readings focusing on the administrative principles that enable policymakers to successfully and effectively organize and manage crisis response networks. Boin (director, Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, Louisiana State U.) has organized the papers into sections dealing with causes and dynamics of crises, challenges of crisis management, and consequences of crisis and crisis management. Originally published over the course of the 1990s and 2000s in the pages of such publications as the Journal of Evolution and Technology, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Public Administration Review, the papers address such topics as the contribution of latent human failures to the breakdown of complex systems; the organizational and interorganizational development of disasters; the collapse of sense-making in organizations and the Mann Gulch fire disaster of 1949; projecting disasters from current trends; organizational fragility in extreme events; state behavior in international crises; bridging cultures of risk analysis; lessons learned from the US Homeland Security warning system; organizational centralization and crisis decision making; indicators of stress in policymakers during foreign policy crises; organizational adaptation to crises; public leadership in times of crises; the politics of crisis management and the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak of 2001; symbols, rituals, and power as lost dimensions of crisis management; the effects of politicization on organizational learning in public bureaucracies; disaster and the sequence-pattern concept of social change; housing issues after disasters; and the emotional effects of disaster on children. The volumes have been produced with fine book cloth and good paper and are smythe sewn.

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