Title

Crisis, Emergency, Disaster, and Catastrophe Defined

Publication Date

2-2-2017

Document Type

Contribution to a Book

Department

Political Science

Publication Title

Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance

Editor

Ali Farazmand

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_2878-1

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Emergency Response, Emergency Management, Crisis Management, Indian Ocean Tsunami, Custom Duty

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