Organising for effective emergency management: Lessons from Research

Arjen Boin*, Paul 'T Hart

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    The February 2009 bushfires have prompted a debate with regard to contemporary arrangements for dealing with large-scale disasters. In this article, we seek to contribute to that debate by culling lessons learned from the literature on crisis and disaster management. We discuss what constitutes an effective disaster response system, we identify some key barriers to the effective functioning of such a system, and offer some suggestions for improvement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)357-371
    Number of pages15
    JournalAustralian Journal of Public Administration
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


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