Case Studies in Disaster Response

Case Studies in Disaster Response

Disaster and Emergency Management: Case Studies in Adaptation and Innovation series

1st Edition - October 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Steven Jensen, Shirley Feldmann-Jensen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128095263

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Case Studies in Disaster Response, the latest release in the Disaster and Emergency Management: Case Studies in Adaptation and Innovation series, focuses on the key functions performed in the emergency response to a disaster, how these functions are coordinated, and typical challenges and issues that emerge. Cases address both hazard- and response-generated needs. Also explored are the needs generated by emergent threats (e.g., Ebola crisis), emergent technologies (e.g., social media), and emergent groups (e.g., social innovation teams) that set the stage for innovation and adaption.

Key Features

  • Presents in-depth cases studies in disaster response, one of the phases of disaster management
  • Unites practice and research from multiple disciplines to highlight the complexity of disasters preparedness, including environmental and earth sciences, engineering, public health, geography, sociology, and anthropology, humanitarian aid, emergent threats, disaster response and resilience
  • Examines policy and ethical dilemmas faced by decision-makers in disaster response situations


Researchers and practitioners in disaster and emergency management, secondary audience as supplemental text in graduate courses in disaster and emergency management

Table of Contents

  • I. Series Introduction
    Series Editors Jean Slick and Jane Kushma
    II. Disaster Response
    David Neal, PhD
    a. State-of-the-Practice Knowledge and Competencies
    b. Overview of Cases
    III. Cases
    IV. Volume Conclusion
    David Neal, PhD

Product details

  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2023
  • Published: October 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128095263

About the Editors

Steven Jensen

Dr. Steven Jensen has expertise in emergency services leadership and the emerging patterns of globalized disaster risk management. He brings a field experience from a 30+ year career comprising a variety of international and U.S. disaster risk management settings. The intersection of leadership, hazards and globalization is a focus of his scholarly work and gives him a unique perspective for advancing disaster risk management processes. Dr. Jensen earned his Doctoral degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern California. His MS in Emergency Management was received from California State University, and BS in International Studies from Whitworth University. Additionally, he serves as a science advisor to the American Red Cross in disaster risk management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emergency Services Leadership and Globalized Disaster Risk Management Expert

Shirley Feldmann-Jensen

Dr. Shirley Feldmann-Jensen is a global thinker and leader with policy expertise at the intersection of disaster risk management and human outcomes. Scholarly activity focus is on foundations that can advance the professionalization of the emergency services sector. Her experience is both international and domestic, spanning a range of instructional, disaster risk management, and public health settings. Dr. Feldmann-Jensen’s Doctoral degree in Policy, Planning and Development was earned from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. She also holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from California State University of Long Beach, and a graduate certificate in Health Emergencies in Large Populations from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Feldmann-Jensen is currently Program Coordinator & Lecturer for the Emergency Services Administration Master of Science Program at California State University Long Beach.

Affiliations and Expertise

Program Coordinator & Lecturer for the Emergency Services Administration Master of Science Program at California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA

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