International Relations and Disasters: Illustrating the Relevance of the Discipline to the Study and Profession of Emergency Management [Chapter 12] [open pdf - 103KB]
From the Abstract: "The following chapter explores why International Relations is a vital discipline for the study and profession of emergency management. It discusses past, current and potential contributions of this area of academic investigation, and describes its view of disasters and vulnerability. The chapter provides recommendations for future research and mentions how to improve the practice of emergency management from the standpoint of this discipline. Major challenges and opportunities identified in the chapter include the importance of understanding the threat of terrorism and the need for individuals, groups and nations to work together to resolve mutual disaster and development problems at the global level."
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McEntire, David A. (Ed.). Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management: The Convergence and Divergence of Concepts, Issues and Trends from the Research Literature. Emmitsburg, MD: Emergency Management Institute, Spring 2006. ch.12