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Emergency Management Theory
A look at the argument that emergency and disaster theory must be wide ranging and inclusive in order to be practical and effective.
# 112890 | 2,618 words | 15 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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With the increasing number of emergencies and disasters that have occurred in the world, the issue of disaster and emergency management theory has become a research focus in recent years. This focus on disaster management theory and praxis has also been emphasized by events such as the 9/11 terrorism attacks on New York. There are many theoretical aspects and models considered in the literature on emergency management. This paper deals with these theories that are controversial and which have tended to dominate the academic and practical debate in recent years. This paper is also concerned with the understanding of the significance and importance of disaster management, particularly in the larger metropolitan areas.

General Theoretical Issues
Public Education Theories
Family and Other Theoretical Variables

From the Paper:

"There are also other important aspects of emergency management theory that needs to be considered from a comprehensive and holistic perspective. An important variable that is considered in the literature is the family. Alan Kirschenbaum in an article entitled Families and Disaster Behavior: A Reassessment of Family Preparedness ( 2006) considers the view that the family is a "....principal conduit for disaster behaviors and critical for its individual members' survival". (Kirschenbaum). This refers particularly to the issue of preparedness in emergency planning. While there are experiential and anecdotal evidence to support this theoretical contention, studies also point out that there has been little empirical research on this aspect. The study by Kirschenbaum does however find that, "...the extent and intensity of family social networks and gender of the household head did predict differences in preparedness levels" (Kirshenbaum 2006). "

Sample of Sources Used:

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