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Bushfires and Australian emergency management law and policy: Adapting to climate change and the new fire and emergency management environment

Eburn, Michael


Modern emergency management policy is built around the concepts of shared responsibility and the development of resilient communities. Drawing on the Australian context, this chapter argues that giving effect to these policy directions will require negotiation between stakeholders and an inevitable trade in values, interests, and resources. The chapter identifies an apparent contradiction at the heart of modern disaster management: that improvements in establishing professional emergency and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Studies in Law Politics and Society
DOI: 10.1108/S1059-433720150000068007


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