The study of crisis management

Authored by: Arjen Boin , Magnus Ekengren , Mark Rhinard

Routledge Handbook of Security Studies

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138803930
eBook ISBN: 9781315753393
Adobe ISBN: 9781317620921


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We live in a world of crises. Media headlines and government agendas are dominated by a wide variety of threats, ranging from financial breakdowns to climate change, from urban terrorism to cyber-attacks. These crises are increasingly transboundary in nature: they reach across geographical, legal, cultural, and policy borders (Ansell et al. 2010; Beck 1992; Boin et al. 2013). This makes it hard for the traditional nation-state to deal with these crises.

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