Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

Managing Emergencies And Crises

  • Naim Kapucu
  • Alpaslan Özerdem
  • ISBN-10: 076378155X
  • ISBN-13: 9780763781552
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

As the scale, frequency, and intensity of crises faced by the world have dramatically increased over the last decade, there is a critical need for a careful stocktaking on the knowledge of managing disasters. This book presents the experience of emergency management from a continental perspective by focusing on the emergency response systems, processes and actors in the context of the United States and Europe. The book approaches subject from a social rather than natural phenomenon perception, putting the main emphasis on the vulnerability aspect of disasters instead of hazard as done by their more conventional understanding. The exploration of institutional, socio-cultural and political characteristics of how to respond to crises more effectively forms the basis of discussions in this book. Your students will examine questions such as: What does the experience of disaster response from Japan, Pakistan, Greece and Turkey to the UK and US tell us about the state-civil society cooperation in such environments? How effective are the existing prevention and preparedness mechanisms to protect societies against disasters? What specific roles are attributed to state, federal, international and private sector participants at a rhetorical level and how those actors actually carry out their ‘responsibilities’ and work with each other in the event of a crisis?


  • Examines emergency response systems, processes, and actors in the United States and Europe

  • Explores the institutional, socio-cultural, and political characteristics of how to respond to crises more effectively.

  • Includes case studies that examine how the various stakeholders should and could take part in crisis and emergency management.

  • Instructor Resources: Sample Syllabus, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, TestBank

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Hazards, Vulnerability and Disaster Risk
Chapter 3: Prevention/Mitigation and Preparedness for Emergencies and Crises
Chapter 4: Disaster Response and Recovery
Chapter 5: Community Resilience in Disaster Response
Chapter 6: Emergency and Crisis Management Stakeholders
Chapter 7: Decision-making in Managing Disasters and Crises
Chapter 8: Leadership in Managing Disasters and Crises
Chapter 9: Risk Perception and Risk Communication
Chapter 10: Building an Effective Emergency Management Organization
Chapter 11: Evaluation and Professional Accountability in Managing Disasters
Chapter 12: International Actors and Perspectives
Chapter 13: Future Directions in Emergency and Crisis Management