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When crises occur, citizens, media, and policymakers alike expect government to respond to and take a leading role in recovery. Given the scale and scope of crises, whether natural (such as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes), man-made (such as conflict and economic downturns), or a combination of the two, governments are often seen as being in the best position to identify the problems, understand the circumstances, and direct action. Yet, governments are not spared from the effects of crises. It is important to understand the roles, expectations, and capabilities of government responses to crises. The chapters in this volume address the role of government in crises.


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  1. 1.F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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