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Author Cook, Alethia H

Title Emergency response to domestic terrorism : how bureaucracies reacted to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing / by Alethia H. Cook
Published New York : Continuum, 2009


Description 1 online resource (125 pages) : illustrations
Contents Bureaucratic response to disaster : ussues and methods -- Disaster, chaos, and response : first arrival at the Murrah Building scene -- Response as a street-level phenomenon -- Response bureaucracies' tasks and goals -- Conclusions : lessons learned and reinforced
Summary Emergency Response to Domestic Terrorism analyzes the emergency response to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Terrorism is a complex threat, and the American government is expected to deter or intervene in every attack. For that reason, the government must be better prepared to respond to acts of terror. One critical element is to understand what constitutes an "effective response." To answer this key question, the author examined the existing literature and interviewed thirty-one elite participants in the emergency response to the bombing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1995.
Emergency management -- United States
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
Emergency management
Oklahoma -- Oklahoma City
United States
Oklahoma City (Okla.) -- Federal Building.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009001707
ISBN 9780826434913