Disaster Policy and Politics and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering
Sell Us Your Item
For a $18.10 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading Disaster Policy and Politics on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Disaster Policy and Politics: Emergency Management and Homeland Security [Paperback]

by Richard Sylves
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

List Price: $81.00
Price: $72.81 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $8.19 (10%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 15 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, April 25? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $62.40  
Paperback $72.81  
Sell Us Your Books
Get up to 80% back when you sell us your books, even if you didn't buy them at Amazon. Learn more

Book Description

March 17, 2008 0872894606 978-0872894600 0

In this groundbreaking book, long-time expert and scholar in the field of disaster management, Richard Sylves, comprehensively surveys the field of emergency management while building on his original research and sharing his insider knowledge. Providing much needed synthesis of the field s major findings, scholarship, and current developments, Sylves structures the book with an analytical framework that focuses on the challenge of effective intergovernmental relations both across levels of government and across types of disasters to guide readers through instructive and important political history as well as recent crises.

Whether for an undergraduate studying the topic for the first time or a practitioner looking for professional development, Disaster Policy and Politics will prove to be a highly readable, informative text and handbook aimed at laying a foundation of knowledge and know-how.

Ten chapters offer, among other topics:

  • a contextual history of disaster policy and politics;
  • a discussion of global issues and influences;
  • an exploration of the politics of planning and funding for the next disaster;
  • a look to the future, to where emergency management goes from here, including its maturation into a profession.
A valuable learning resource available with the book is a website sponsored by the Public Entity Risk Institute that tracks presidential disaster declarations issued for every state and county from 1953 through 2006.


Frequently Bought Together

Disaster Policy and Politics: Emergency Management and Homeland Security + Emergency Management: The American Experience 1900-2010, Second Edition
Price for both: $113.30

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Richard Sylves is professor of political science at the University of Delaware. He has served on a National Academy of Science, National Research Council panel, and he has done funded and unfunded research for FEMA. He served three years as an appointed member of the National Academy of Science Disaster Roundtable. His books include The Nuclear Oracles; Disaster Management in the United States and Canada: Politics, Policy, Administration, Study and Instruction of Emergency Management; Cities and Disaster: North American Studies in Emergency Management (with William Waugh); and Homeland Security and Emergency Management: A Public Budgeting Perspective.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: CQ Press (March 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872894606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872894600
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #506,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
(1)
4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read June 26, 2013
By Avery
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was satisfied with the condition of the book and book was very informative and relative to the field of emergency management.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa1d88458)


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category