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Crisis Management

Three Volume Set
Edited by:
  • R A Boin - Leiden University, Netherlands


© 2008 | 1 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Our world is replete with crises. The landmarks of the new millennium bear the names of unprecedented adversity: 9/11, the Madrid and London bombings, the Boxing Day Tsunami, SARS and avian flu, to name only a few. Crises are threats against the core values or life-sustaining functions of a social system and require urgent and immediate remedial action. Crises are 'inconceivable threats come true'.

Governments and organizations must be prepared to meet these threats. They cannot afford to ignore crisis management requisites or deal with them in a superfluous, mostly symbolic fashion. This major work maps effective crisis management starting with an introductory essay by the editor explaining the reasoning behind the selection, defining key concepts and introducing the key themes around which the major work is organized.

The collection is arranged in three parts, each dealing with a specific theme:

Part One: Causes and Dynamics

Part Two: Challenges of Crisis Management

Part Three: Consequences of Crises and Crisis Management.

 
PART 1: CAUSES AND DYNAMICS
From Industrial Society to Risk Society: Questions of survival, social structure and ecological enlightenment Ulrich Beck
Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios and Related Scenarios Nick Bostrom
Globalizing an Agenda for Contingencies and Crisis Management: An editorial statement Uriel Rosenthal and Alexander Kouzmin
The Contribution of Latent Human Failures to the Breakdown of Complex Systems James Reason
The Organizational and Interorganizational Development of Disasters Barry A. Turner
The 'Logic' of Organizational Irrationality Paul R. Schulman
A Strawman Speaks Up: Comments on The limits of safety Todd R. La Porte
Complexity, Tight-coupling and Reliability: Connecting normal accidents theory and high reliability theory Jos A. Rijpma
The Trickle-down Effect: Policy decisions, risky work and the Challenger tragedy Diane Vaughan
The Vulnerable System: An analysis of the Tenerife air disaster Karl E. Weick
The Collapse of Sensemaking in Organizations: The Mann Gulch disaster Karl E. Weick
Chaos in the Underground: Spontaneous collapse in a tightly-coupled system Paul Ellis
Understanding Prison Riots: Towards a threshold theory Arjen Boin and William A.R. Rattray
From "Normal Incidents" to Political Crises: Understanding the selective politicization of policy failures Annika Brändström and Sanneke Kuipers
The Future is not the Past Repeated: Projecting disasters in the 21st century from present trends Enrico Quarantelli
Emergent Groups in Established Frameworks: Ottawa Carleton's response to the 1998 ice Disaster Joseph Scanlon
Rethinking Security: Organizational fragility in extreme events Louise K. Comfort
Understanding the French 2003 Heat Wave Experience: Beyond the heat, a multi-layered challenge Patrick Lagadec
 
PART TWO: CHALLENGES OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Ten Research Derived Principles of Disaster Planning Enrico L. Quarantelli
Towards the Development of a Standard in Emergency Planning David Alexander
Preparedness for Emergency Response: Guidelines for the emergency planning process Ronald W. Perry and Michael K. Lindell
Reframing Crisis Management Christine M. Pearson and Judith A. Clair
Towards a Systemic Crisis Management Strategy: Learning from the best examples in the US, Canada and France Thierry Pauchant, Ian I. Mitroff and Patrick Lagadec
Disaster Crisis Management: A summary of research findings Enrico L. Quarantelli
Working in Practice but not in Theory: Theoretical challenges of "High Reliability Organizations" Todd R. LaPorte and Paula M. Consolini
State Behavior in International Crisis: A model Michael Brecher
Crisis Simulations: Exploring tomorrow's vulnerabilities and threats Arjen Boin, Celesta Kofman-Bos and Werner Overdijk
Bridging the two Cultures of Risk Analysis Sheila Jasanoff
Homeland Security Warnings: Lessons learned and unlearned Benigno E. Aguirre
Blindsided? September 11 and the origins of strategic surprise Charles F. Parker and Eric K. Stern
Governing by Looking Back: Historical analogies and crisis management Annika Brändström, Fredrik Bynander and Paul 't Hart
Toxic Fear: The management of uncertainty in the wake of the Amsterdam air crash Arjen Boin, Menno van Duin and Liesbet Heyse
Some Consequences of Crisis which Limit the Viability of Organizations Charles F. Hermann
Crisis Decision Making: The centralization thesis revisited Paul 't Hart, Uriel Rosenthal, and Alexander Kouzmin
Experts and Decision Makers in Crisis Situations Uriel Rosenthal and Paul 't Hart
Designs for Crisis Decision Units Carolyne Smart and Ilan Vertinksy
Indicators of Stress in Policymakers During Foreign Policy Crises Margaret G. Hermann
The Nature and Conditions of Panic Enrico L. Quarantelli
Organizational Adaptation to Crises: Mechanisms of coordination and structural change Russell Dynes and Benigno E. Aguirre
The Bureau-politics of Crisis Management Uriel Rosenthal, Paul 't Hart and Alexander Kouzmin
Contingent Coordination: Practical and theoretical puzzles for Homeland Security Donald F. Kettl
Public Leadership in Times of Crisis: Mission impossible? Arjen Boin and Paul 't Hart
Foot-and-mouth 2001: The politics of crisis management Allan McConnell and Alastair Stark
Organizing for High Reliability: Processes of collective mindfulness Karl E. Weick, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe and David Obstfeld
Elements of Resilience after the World Trade Center Disaster: Reconstituting New York City's Emergency Operations Centre James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf
 
PART THREE: CONSEQUENCES OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Symbols, Rituals and Power: The lost dimension in crisis management Paul 't Hart
Organizational Learning Under Fire: Theory and practice Kathleen M. Carley and John R. Harrald
Learning Under Pressure: The effects of politicization on organizational learning in public bureaucracies Sander Dekker and Dan Hansén
Scapegoats, Villains, and Disasters Thomas E. Drabek and Enrico L. Quarantelli
Toward a Politics of Disaster: Losses, values, agendas and blame Richard Stuart Olson
The Risk Game and the Blame Game Christopher Hood
Overview: Crisis management, influences, responses and evaluation Allan McConnell
Escalating in a Quagmire: The changing dynamics of the emergency management policy subsystem Gary L. Wamsley and Aaron D. Schroeder
Disaster and the Sequence-pattern Concept of Social Change Lowell Juilliard Carr
Opening the Window for Reform: Mandaes, crises and extraordinary policymaking John T.S. Keeler
Political Responsibility for Bureaucratic Incompetence: tragedy at cave creek Robert Gregory
Crisis and Learning: A conceptual balance sheet Eric Stern
Housing Issues after Disasters Mary C. Comerio
Psychosocial Care and Shelter Following the Bijlmermeer Air Disaster Marceline B.R. Kroon and Werner I.E. Overdijk
The Emotional Effects of Disaster on Children: A review of the literature L. Aptekar and J. Boore

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