Emergency Management: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - Reference - 293 pages
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The monumental natural and humanmade disasters of the 20th century, which killed 25 million people in Asia alone, have underscored the need for professional and coordinated disaster response worldwide. This book examines the profession and practice of emergency management in the United States, at the United Nations, and around the globe.

"Emergency Management" explores the history and development of the discipline from the first federal disaster relief proclamation in 1803 to the present day. It also analyzes current debates over when and how emergency resources are best utilized, and the laws and public policies that govern emergencies. An essential source for secondary and college students, and for all citizens who want to understand emergency preparedness.

 

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Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
33
3 Worldwide Perspective
73
4 Chronology
105
5 Biographical Sketches
129
6 Data and Documents
155
7 Directory of Organizations
199
8 Resources
237
Glossary
267
Index
277
About the Author
293
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About the author (2008)

Jeffrey B. Bumgarner, PhD, is associate professor of criminal justice at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Profiling and Criminal Justice in America.

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