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Policy making and Crisis Management

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Rule; Strategy; Programme; Emergency; Disaster; Organisation; Administration; Supervision


A policy is a deliberate decision taken on an identified problem or refusal to take any action.

A crisis represents an unfavorable situation that produces adverse effect(s). Crises management is, therefore, the process of systematically managing such situation.


Policy making is an aspect of general administration which is relevant to both public and private domains. This is because human societies are characterized by series of challenges requiring attention. Such challenges may be in the form of political, economic, health, or other form of crises. It could also occur to both governments or public bodies and private individuals or organizations. The natural tendency when crisis occur is to seek a way of ameliorating or solving it. Thus, having a policy on such issue becomes important. Policy making is common to both government and private entities. A commonality...

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Muhammad, A.A. (2021). Policy making and Crisis Management. In: Farazmand, A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham.

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