Disaster Policy Implementation

Managing Programs under Shared Governance

  • Peter J. May
  • Walter Williams

Part of the Disaster Research in Practice book series (DRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Disaster Policy in Perspective

    1. Peter J. May, Walter Williams
      Pages 1-17
  3. Implementation Issues and Disaster Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Peter J. May, Walter Williams
      Pages 21-34
    3. Peter J. May, Walter Williams
      Pages 35-48
    4. Peter J. May, Walter Williams
      Pages 49-62
  4. Intergovernmental Implementation of Disaster Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Peter J. May, Walter Williams
      Pages 65-80
    3. Peter J. May, Walter Williams
      Pages 81-92
    4. Peter J. May, Walter Williams
      Pages 93-107
    5. Peter J. May, Walter Williams
      Pages 109-124
  5. Considering Federal Management Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Peter J. May, Walter Williams
      Pages 127-150
    3. Peter J. May, Walter Williams
      Pages 151-170
    4. Peter J. May, Walter Williams
      Pages 171-181
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-198

About this book

Introduction

Federal disaster policy is an important but overlooked aspect of federal action that has provided a rich arena for pursuing our more general research interests concerning federal program implementation and management. May brought to the research task both a familiarity with the broad issues of federal disaster policy-having recently completed a book (May, 1985) about disaster relief policy and politics-and an understanding of the day-to-day workings of emergency management at the federal level. Williams provided the "imple­ mentation perspective" that undergirds the book, having previously devel­ oped and applied the perspective in two books (Williams, 1980a, b) about social programs. The study focuses upon the intergovernmental implementation of selected emergency management programs, primarily as played out at the federal and state levels. Our fieldwork and resultant description of disaster policy implementation allow us: (I) to analyze the implementation of selected aspects of disaster policy and to discuss federal management choices in this area; (2) to gain a greater understanding of federal program implementation under "shared governance"-a term we develop more fully in the book in referring to programs under which the federal and subnational governments share responsibility for program funding and management; and (3) to con­ sider the relevance of the lessons of earlier social program implementation research to a very different policy setting. Many individuals assisted us with this research. Our greatest debt is to those federal and state officials who took time from their busy schedules to offer their implementation perspectives about emergency management.

Keywords

Governance Nation Policy Politics Relief

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter J. May
    • 1
  • Walter Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2153-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9270-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2153-8
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