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Emergency Management The American Experience 1900-2010, Second Edition

ISBN-10: 1466517530
ISBN-13: 9781466517530
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Claire B. Rubin
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Description: This volume provides a history and analysis of the political and policy processes of federal government involvement in emergency management from 1900 through 2010. This second edition provides background for understanding political, policy, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 4/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This volume provides a history and analysis of the political and policy processes of federal government involvement in emergency management from 1900 through 2010. This second edition provides background for understanding political, policy, and other essential aspects of emergency management, including identifying and developing the key time bands of information about emergency management from 1900 to 2010. The book covers updates to policy, shifts in the DHS and FEMA, and responses to disasters over the last 5+ years including considerable coverage of the BP oil spill.

Preface
Introduction: 110 Years of Disaster Response and Emergency Management in the United States
Focusing Events in the Early Twentieth Century: A Hurricane, Two Earthquakes, and a Pandemic
The Expanding Role of the Federal Government: 1927-1950
The Formative Years: 1950-1978
Federal Emergency Management Comes of Age: 1979-2001
Emergency Management Restructured: Intended and Unintended Outcomes of Actions Taken since 9/11
2005 Events and Outcomes: Hurricane Katrina and Beyond
The System Is Tested: Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
From a Painful Past to an Uncertain Future
The Evolving Federal Role in Emergency Management: Policies and Processes
Suggested Readings
About the Authors
Index

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