DM124 Politics and Policies of Disaster Management 3 credits

The purpose of this course is two-fold: to introduce concepts and basic descriptive information about the political system within the context of disaster policy and to demonstrate how political factors play a role in all phases of emergency management—regardless of the type or nature of the disaster event.  To achieve these goals the course provides practical information drawn from disaster policy studies and case studies. This information is (wherever possible) reviewed for findings that can be generalized, that is, for lessons that are applicable to future disasters and emergencies.

DM102 Introduction to Disaster Management and Relief