The Politics of Crisis Management -

The Politics of Crisis Management

Public Leadership under Pressure

By Arjen Boin, Paul 't Hart, Eric Stern, Bengt Sundelius

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Crisis management has become a defining feature of contemporary governance. In times of crisis, communities and members of organizations expect their leaders to minimize the impact, while critics and bureaucratic competitors make use of social media to blame incumbent rulers and their policies. In this extreme environment, policymakers must somehow establish a sense of normality, and foster collective learning from the crisis experience. In the new edition of this uniquely comprehensive analysis, the authors examine how strategic leaders deal with the challenges they face, the political risks and opportunities they encounter, the pitfalls they must avoid, and the paths towards reform they may pursue. The book is grounded in decades of collaborative, cross-national and multidisciplinary case study research and has been updated to include new insights and examples from the last decade. This is an original and important contribution from experts in public policy and international security.

Product code: 9781107544253

ISBN 9781107544253
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H228xW152xS15
Edition 2nd Revised edition
No. Of Pages 206
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Modern societies are regularly confronted with complex and critical episodes such as financial breakdowns, terrorism, natural disasters and cyber threats, which pose difficult challenges to governments. Featuring updated coverage and examples, this new edition describes the challenges of crisis management and offers an approach to understand and prepare for them.