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Beyond Public Administration: Contemplating and Nudging Government-in-Context

1st Edition

David John Farmer
September 26, 2019

How can public administration (P.A.) nudge government to govern fundamentally better in terms of policy? How critical is P.A. contemplation and nudges – prods, shoves or hammer blows - to government-in-context? In this book, David John Farmer argues that government-in-context refers to...

International Order and the Politics of Disaster

1st Edition

Scott D. Watson
September 11, 2019

In this indispensable and comprehensive text, Scott D. Watson critically examines the current understanding of international order that underpins international disaster management and disaster diplomacy. Based on empirical analysis of the three international disaster management regimes - disaster...

Emergency Management: The American Experience

3rd Edition

Claire B. Rubin
August 02, 2019

The spate of disaster events ranging from major to catastrophic that have occurred in recent years raises a lot of questions about where and why they happened. Understanding the history of emergency management policies and practice is important to an understanding of current and future policies and...

Sadomasochism, Popular Culture and Revolt: A Pornography of Violence

1st Edition

Tom Pollard
July 16, 2019

Sadomasochism, Popular Culture and Revolt: A Pornography of Violence explores powerful connections between violent pornography and current gender wars, generational conflicts, political struggles, and racial and ethnic unrest. Long before these conflicts dominated headlines worldwide, they become...

Chemical Warfare Agents: Biomedical and Psychological Effects, Medical Countermeasures, and Emergency Response

3rd Edition

Brian J. Lukey, James A. Romano Jr., Harry Salem
May 01, 2019

The first edition of this book, Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicity at Low Levels, was published just prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The second edition titled, Chemical Warfare Agents: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics, included new epidemiological and clinical studies...

Large-Scale Evacuation: The Analysis, Modeling, and Management of Emergency Relocation from Hazardous Areas

1st Edition

Pamela Murray-Tuite, Michael K. Lindell, Brian Wolshon, Earl J. Baker
November 19, 2018

Large-Scale Evacuation introduces the reader to the steps involved in evacuation modelling for towns and cities, from understanding the hazards that can require large-scale evacuations, through understanding how local officials decide to issue evacuation advisories and households decide whether to...

Radiation Injury Prevention and Mitigation in Humans

1st Edition

Kedar N. Prasad
September 18, 2018

With an estimated 3.3 billion ionizing radiation imaging examinations performed worldwide each year, the growing use of x-ray-based diagnostic procedures raises concerns about long-term health risks, especially cancer. In addition, rapid growth in the number of nuclear power plants around the world...

Field Confirmation Testing for Suspicious Substances

1st Edition

Rick Houghton
April 18, 2018

Frequently a substance found at a port of entry, waste site, laboratory triage facility, or even in a hazardous materials emergency will be labeled and purportedly identified. But law enforcement and other first responders cannot take this claim at face value, as the accuracy is not confirmed and...

Crisis Communication: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from International Disasters

1st Edition

Kjell Brataas
February 06, 2018

Crisis Communication is an in-depth examination of recent tragedies and natural disasters that have occurred around the globe. The book covers three types of incidents: natural catastrophes, accidents and terror attacks. It focuses on the communication aspect of each incident and provides...

Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders

3rd Edition

Robert A. Burke
November 01, 2017

Using the authors many years of experience in emergency services and his skills as a hazardous materials consultant, prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage to investigating the crime. Including information on pre-incident and avoidance...

Security Manager's Guide to Disasters: Managing Through Emergencies, Violence, and Other Workplace Threats

1st Edition

Anthony D. Manley
July 13, 2017

Terrorist or criminal attack, fire emergency, civil or geographic disruption, or major electrical failure—recent years have witnessed an increase in the number of natural disasters and man-made events that have threatened the livelihoods of businesses and organizations worldwide. Security Manager’s...

HAZMAT Guide for First Responders

1st Edition

Michael L. Madigan
May 18, 2017

The goal of this book is to help train hazmat response teams and other responders in disaster training, techniques, and planning.The book will also help define and sharpen training plans and assumptions. Focusing on lessons learned from real-world experiences during actual disasters, the book will...

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