Flirting with Disaster: Public Management in Crisis Situations

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Bureaucracies, Public Administration,
and Public Policy


Flirting
with
Disaster

Public Management
in Crisis Situations

SAUNDRA K. SCHNEIDER

M. E. Sharpe
Armonk, New York
London, England

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • Part One - Analytical and Theoretical Frameworks 1
  • 1 - The Varied Success of the Governmental Response to Natural Disasters 3
  • Notes 8
  • 2 - Natural Disasters as Public Policy Issues 9
  • Notes 27
  • 3 - The Governmental Response System 28
  • Note 39
  • 4 - Human Behavior and Governmental Activity in Disasters: Two Sets of Norms 40
  • Notes 54
  • 5 - The Gap Between Bureaucratic and Emergent Norms 55
  • Notes 72
  • Part Two - Case Studies of Natural Disasters 73
  • 6 - A General Framework for Examining the Success or Failure of the Governmental Response to Natural Disasters 75
  • Notes 79
  • 7 - Hurricane Hugo in the Caribbean Islands 80
  • Notes 86
  • 8 - Hurricane Andrew in South Florida 87
  • Notes 101
  • 9 - South Carolina's Experience with Hurricane Hugo 102
  • Notes 112
  • 10 - The Loma Prieta Earthquake in California 113
  • Notes 121
  • 11 - Hurricane Hugo in North Carolina 122
  • Notes 126
  • 12 - Hurricane Andrew in Louisiana 127
  • Notes 133
  • 13 - "Normal" Disasters: 1990 Floods in South Carolina 134
  • Notes 140
  • Part Three - Summary, Implications, and Conclusions 141
  • 14 - The Paradox of Governmental Performance 143
  • Notes 149
  • 15 - Considering Recommendations for Change 150
  • Notes 165
  • References 167
  • Index 183
  • About the Author 189
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