Claire B. Rubin, Editor (2012) Emergency Management: The American Experience 1900-2010, Second Edition; April 16, 2012. CRC Press; 312 pages.
Following in the footsteps of its popular predecessor, the second edition of Emergency Management: The American Experience 1900–2010 provides the background needed to understand the key political and policy underpinnings of emergency management, exploring how major “focusing events” have shaped the development of emergency management. It builds on the original theoretical framework and chronological approach, but improves on the first edition by adding fresh information on older events such as Hurricane Katrina as well as a new chapter covering the BP oil spill in 2010 and the unprecedented characteristics of the disaster response to it. The final chapter offers an insightful discussion of the public administration concepts that constitute the larger context for consideration of emergency management in the United States for more than a century.
- Updates that improve on the award-winning first edition
- An in-depth analysis of the political and policy processes of U.S. federal government involvement in emergency management from 1900 to 2010
- The background needed to understand the essential political and policy underpinnings of emergency management
- Changes to policy, shifts in DHS and FEMA, and the emerging responses to disasters over the years 2005–2010
- A new chapter covering the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill
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