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Crisis and Emergency Management in the Arctic : Navigating Complex Environments, Hardback Book

Crisis and Emergency Management in the Arctic : Navigating Complex Environments Hardback

Edited by Natalia (Nord University Business School, Norway) Andreassen, Odd (Nord University Business School, Norway) Jarl Borch

Part of the Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change series



This book sheds light on the management challenges of crisis and emergency response in an arctic environment. It explores how the complexity of the operational environment impacts on the risk of operations and addresses a need for tailor-made emergency response mechanisms.

Through case studies of the arctic environment, the book illustrates how factors such as nature, geography, demographics and infrastructure increase the complexity of crises in the Arctic and present a significant danger to life and health, the environment and values in challenging Arctic waters.

The case studies lay a special focus on contextual factors including conflicting interests and different stakeholder groups, as well as the institutional platforms influencing crisis response and emergency management.

They also explore the implications for the managerial roles, the mode of operations, and the structuring of the organizations responsible for the emergency response.

The necessity to facilitate cooperation across organizations and borders and a need for organizational flexibility in large scale operations are also emphasized. Written in an accessible style, this book will make for a useful resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of disaster and emergency management, as well as for professionals involved in emergency services.