Disaster Study, Crisis Study, and the Discipline of Public Administration

A personal reflection

Roger Wettenhall

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    Based in part on personal experience within the disaster study tradition, a late discovery of the crisis study tradition, and the development of some relevant Australian study centers, this chapter comments on differences of approach separating the two traditions. In inquiring into connections with the discipline of Public Administration, it concludes that there is not much evidence of serious association between that discipline and either the disaster or the crisis school.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCrisis and Emergency Management
    Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice, Second Edition
    EditorsAli Farazmand
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton, USA
    PublisherCRC Press
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9781351570589
    ISBN (Print)9780849385131
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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    Wettenhall, R. (2017). Disaster Study, Crisis Study, and the Discipline of Public Administration: A personal reflection. In A. Farazmand (Ed.), Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Practice, Second Edition (2 ed., pp. 793-803). Boca Raton, USA: CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315095264