A précis on political theory and emergency management

Richard T. Sylves, PhD


This article is a short overview of political and public management theory in emergency management. The work applies the dichotomous public management theories of Jefferson and Hamilton to emergency management. The establishment of emergency management as a profession, the bureaucratic politics of the field, principal agent theory, and codification/diffusion of knowledge are discussed.



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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2004.0030


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