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Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management : the Convergence and Divergence of Concepts, Issues and Trends from the Research Literature.

Author: David A McEntire
Publisher: Springfield : Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD, 2007.
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Disasters such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina illustrate the salience and complexity of disasters. Both scholars and practitioners therefore agree that we must take a more proactive and holistic approach to emergency management, which should logically be derived from a sound understanding of the academic literature and the most pressing concerns facing professionals in  Read more...
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McEntire, David A.
Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management : The Convergence and Divergence of Concepts, Issues and Trends from the Research Literature.
Springfield : Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A McEntire
ISBN: 9780398085339 0398085331
OCLC Number: 689996260
Description: 1 online resource (371 pages)
Contents: Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management; Contents; Chapter 1 The Importance of Multi- and Interdisciplinary Research on Disasters; Chapter 2 Geography's Contributions toUnderstanding Hazards andDisasters; Chapter 3 Meteorology, Weather and Emergency Management; Chapter 4 Engineering's Contributions to the Field of Emergency Management; Chapter 5 Sociology, Disasters and Emergency Management: History, Contributions, and Future Agenda; Chapter 6 Research about the Mass Media and Disaster; Chapter 7 Disasters: A Psychological Perspective. Chapter 8 Anthropological Contributions to the Study of DisastersChapter 9 Social Work and Disasters; Chapter 10 U.S. Disaster Policy and Management in an Era of Homeland Security; Chapter 11 Public Administration, Emergency Management, and Disaster Policy; Chapter 12 International Relations and Disasters; Chapter 13 Comparative Politics and Disasters; Chapter 14 The Contributions of Management Theory and Practice to Emergency Management; C h a p t e r 15 Gerontology and Emergency Management:; Cahpter 16 Public Health and Medicine in Emergency Management; Chapter 17 Who's in Charge Here? Chapter 18 Economic Applications in Disaster Research, Mitigation, and PlanningChapter 19 Emergency Management and Law; Chapter 20 Environmental Management and Disasters; Chapter 21 Communication Studies and Emergency Management; Chapter 22 Business Crisis and Continuity Management; Chapter 23 Information Disasters and Disaster Information; Chapter 24 Making Sense of Consilience; Index.
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Disasters such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina illustrate the salience and complexity of disasters. Both scholars and practitioners therefore agree that we must take a more proactive and holistic approach to emergency management, which should logically be derived from a sound understanding of the academic literature and the most pressing concerns facing professionals in the field today. Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management reviews what is known about catastrophic events from the standpoint of various academic areas of study. The introdu.

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