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Leadership style, crisis response and blame management: The case of hurricane Katrina

Boin, Arjen; 't Hart, Paul; McConnell, Allan; Preston, Thomas


Crisis management research has largely ignored one of the most pressing challenges political leaders are confronted with in the wake of a large-scale extreme event: how to cope with what is commonly called the blame game. In this article, we provide a heuristic to help understand political leader responses to blame in the aftermath of crises, emphasizing the crucial role of their leadership style on the political management of Inquiries. After integrating theoretical and empirical findings on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2010.01836.x


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