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The politics of crisis management : public leadership under pressure / Arjen Boin (Universiteit Leiden), Paul 't Hart (Universiteit Utrecht), Eric Stern (University at Albany (SUNY), Bengt Sundeliu (The Swedish National Defence University).

Author:
Boin, Arjen [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • ©2017
Εdition:
Second edition.
Description:
viii, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-197) and index.
Contents:
Managing crises: five strategic leadership tasks -- Sense making: grasping crises as they unfold -- Decision making and coordinating: shaping the crisis response -- Meaning making: constructing a crisis narrative -- Ending a crisis: managing accountability -- Learning and changing: from crisis to reform -- How to deal with crisis: lessons for prudent leadership.
Subject(s):
Crisis management in government [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781107118461 ((hardback))
  • 1107118468 ((hardback))
  • 9781107544253 ((paperback))
  • 1107544254 ((paperback))
LCCN:
2016023870
OCLC:
954037989
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