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Comparative Politics and Disasters: Assessing Substantive and Methodological Contributions [Chapter 13]   [open pdf - 438KB]

From the Abstract: "The following chapter illustrates how the discipline of comparative politics may help increase our understanding of disasters in other countries as well as promote more effective emergency management institutions and practices domestically and abroad. In seeking to reach this objective, the nature, goals, history, and background of comparative politics will first be mentioned. The chapter will then discuss the underappreciated method of comparison, and identify a number of subject areas that have been examined or could be addressed by this discipline in the future. The major argument to be made is that the comparative method makes unrecognized contributions to disaster studies and will continue to do so as research advances in the United States and in foreign territories."

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2006?
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FEMA Emergency Management Institute: https://training.fema.gov/
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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.13
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