China’s Emergency Management

Theory, Practice and Policy

  • Xing Tong
  • Haibo Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theoretical Innovation

  3. Empirical Studies

  4. Policy Priorities

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 335-348

About this book


In this timely book about the current state of research and practice of emergency management in China, the authors take as their basic premises that we now live in a risk society and that our collective ability to deal with disasters and their aftermath is more important than ever. Set within a multi-disciplinary framework that places risk, disaster and crisis, the three phases of emergency management, on an analytical continuum, and drawing on empirical data obtained through surveys, observations, and interviews, the study not only provides a thorough overview of recent progress in our theoretical understanding of the subject but also offers insights on how scientifically informed policies can improve the way emergency management is done in China.


Emergency management Governance of the risk society A continuum framework of “risk-disaster-crisis” Safety Supervision Regime Public management and public policy Emergency Response Capability Assessment

Authors and affiliations

  • Xing Tong
    • 1
  • Haibo Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of GovernmentNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.School of GovernmentNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Social Sciences Academic Press 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9139-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9140-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-6866
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-6874
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