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Chaos Organization and Disaster Management
  • Valerie Quigley, CEM, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Scholarly approaches to understanding chaos theory as it applies to emergency management, especially within the context of homeland security, would be extremely valuable to local practitioners. Alan Kirschenbaum postulates a chasm between the perceptions of disaster victims and the delivery of services by disaster management bureaucracies. Kirschenbaum argues that the chasm has been created by the bureaucracy itself and that bureaucracy focuses on its own survival and usurps the role of the community in disaster management.

  • emergency management,
  • community,
  • response,
  • bureaucracy
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Valerie Quigley. "Chaos Organization and Disaster Management" (2004)
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