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Locus of an Emergent Field

Title: Locus of an Emergent Field: Framing Emergency Management Knowledge, Values, and Priorities within Current Academic Curricula.
Name(s): Dilling, Janet, author
Klay, William Earle, professor directing dissertation
Cohen-Vogel, Lora, outside committee member
Brower, Ralph, committee member
Berry, Frances, committee member
School of Public Administration and Policy, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The field of Emergency Management is in a period of dramatic knowledge expansion. Practitioners from diverse public and private organizations and all levels of government are enjoying increased visibility and resources in combating a string of media enriched disaster events. A growing number of scholars and practitioners from multiple originating disciplines are bringing together an ever-increasing body of written work to support the recognition of Emergency Management as a profession and as a field for academic inquiry. This development in the United States has been propelled by the expansion of emergency management issues across disciplines, the establishment of a large number of academic programs across the country, and increasing visibility of disaster and its consequences, including the most recent emphasis on terrorism and homeland security. This study seeks to determine the degree of alignment between the perceptions of academics and practitioners in the field. To that end, this study addresses two research questions: 1) based on existing academic curricula, what are some of the core knowledge components of Emergency Management and what is the relative emphasis placed on each of the identified components; and 2) how and to what extent does the curricula content create intersection between originating disciplines and institutions of emergency management practice, or more plainly stated, between academics and practitioners.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0331 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Reubin O'D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2009.
Date of Defense: December 18, 2009.
Keywords: Curricula, Emergency Management
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: William Earle Klay, Professor Directing Dissertation; Lora Cohen-Vogel, Outside Committee Member; Ralph Brower, Committee Member; Frances Berry, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Public policy
Public administration
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Dilling, J. (2009). Locus of an Emergent Field: Framing Emergency Management Knowledge, Values, and Priorities within Current Academic Curricula. Retrieved from