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Intergovernmental Interactions in Threat Preparedness and Response: California's Networked Approach

Danczyk, Paul August (2009) Intergovernmental Interactions in Threat Preparedness and Response: California's Networked Approach. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Two incidents have forced the United States to take significant steps to prepare for large-scale disasters: the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the devastation that resulted from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. Emergency managers respond under the mantra "all emergencies are local." While this is a good tag line, it is through the planning and preparation efforts at all levels of government that an emergency response system can work efficiently and effectively. This study focuses on the state level to first, understand how organizations can be designed to contain both structure and flexibility in the emergency management context, and second, identify the role of personal interactions, communication, legal structures and leadership within these types of organizations. California was carefully selected because of its size, national economic importance, and experience with preparing for and responding to multi-jurisdictional incidents.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Danczyk, Paul
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairComfort, Louise Klkc@pitt.eduLKC
Committee MemberNewland, Chester
Committee MemberNelson, Paul Jpjnelson@pitt.eduPJNELSON
Committee MemberCoontz, Phyllispcoontz@pitt.eduPCOONTZ
Date: 30 January 2009
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 12 January 2008
Approval Date: 30 January 2009
Submission Date: 18 December 2008
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs > Public and International Affairs
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: California; Emergency Management; Homeland Security; Leadership; Network; Organizational Theory
Other ID:, etd-12182008-165004
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:11
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:54


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