Crisis, Emergency, Disaster, and Catastrophe Defined
Contribution to a Book
Emergency and Disaster Management
Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance
Various terms are used in emergency management to define unwelcome events, their size, and impact. All of these events include the sense of unwelcomeness – negative impacts on individuals, families, and communities and some kind of loss – material, psychological, or spiritual. The purpose of this section is to provide an understanding of the nuances of these terms in the field of emergency and crisis management.
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Frances L. Edwards. "Crisis, Emergency, Disaster, and Catastrophe Defined" Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_2878-1