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Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management

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ISBN-10: 1439883165

ISBN-13: 9781439883167

Edition: 2013

Authors: Nicolas A. Valcik, Paul E. Tracy

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This book presents more than 50 case studies illustrating the application of public administration theories and practices to real-life disasters. It addresses topics ranging from natural disasters and industrial accidents to epidemics and terrorist attacks. The text highlights preventive planning measures as practiced. The authors include a detailed introduction that explains their case selection criteria and how the book can be used as a learning and reference tool for any public manager faced with the complexities of a wide-scale emergency.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/8/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 262
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Dr. Va1cik is an Associate Director for the Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis at The University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Valcik received his Ph.D. in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2005.Ted Benavides currently serves as a faculty member for the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences' Public Affairs Program.

Disasters From Natural Forces Fires
Do you want that Medium Well or Well Done?
Burn Baby Burn!
Fields of Fire
How About a Little Fire Scarecrow?
Dumbo is Fictitious
Great Balls of Fire, It's Great White!
Hurricanes, Floods and Tornados
Eye of the Storm
The Land of Oz
Can You Walk on Water?
Isn't this where the Karankawa Indians used to Live?
Sweeping the Kitchen
Be Careful when you Water Ski
They Always Occur in Threes
A 'Rita' Anyone?
Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes
Fire Down Below
A Rock N' Roll
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Cannonball!
Pyrotechnics
Other Natural Disasters
Would you like that Frosty to Go?
Animal Magnetism
Throw Another Shrimp on the Barbie
You are Correct, the State Insect of 49 States is the Mosquito!
No John Be1ushi is not in this Skit!
Disasters From Industrial Accidents and Structural Failure
Down the Hole!
Robber Barons Inc
This is not Paradise City!
Watch that Last Step!
Would you like some Tar with that Fish?
Lights, Action, Camera! Wait a Minute, Where's the Power?
London Bridge is Falling Down!
Disasters From Criminal or Terrorist Acts
Anarchist 'R' Us: 1886 - Chicago - Bomb at Haymarket Square
A Stock Market Critic!
A First time for Everything!
Bats in the Belfry! : 1966 - The University of Texas at Austin- Charles Whitman
I Wish the Nuts Would Stay in the Trees!
Al is my name, and Riots are my Game!