Crisis, Disaster, and Risk: Institutional Response and Emergence

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M.E. Sharpe, Aug 22, 2012 - Medical
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The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and earthquakes in Pakistan, India, and Japan have demonstrated the need for the ongoing examination of organizational learning processes of responders to natural disasters.

This book explores the interactions of theories of risk with natural disasters, health crises, and crises in the areas of science and technology. The author argues that many of the responses to the crises and disasters that are encountered are the product of systems that have been created through direct policy choices and choices undertaken in daily life.

Using organizational frameworks developed exclusively by the author, this book provides a series of best practices and lessons related to each of the emergency and crisis situations covered. These lessons will assist students and practitioners, engaged in learning about and reacting to crises, to better respond to them.

Highlights include:
--An examination of the history of natural disasters, health crises, and crises in the fields of technology and science.
--An integration of the theories related to disasters and crisis that provides an overview of how the incidents relate to a broader theoretical context exploring disasters.
--Several cases studies related to disasters and crises.


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Part I Natural Disasters as Crisis
Part II Global Public Health
Part III Technology Science and Crisis
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