The Principles and Practice of Crisis Management: The Case Of Brent Spar

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byMeena Ahmed

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This book examines the factors involved in the social mediation of risks, the social construction of reality, and attempts made by professionals to re-design how social reality appears. It looks at single-issue politics affecting the political agenda, the role of the mass media, how corporations can and do respond, in very sophisticated ways, to threats to their political and ideological perspectives, and so advance their interests. The study also comments on how professional fields are created, demonstrating the work that goes into proposing, sustaining and promoting the expertise of crisis management.



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This book examines the factors involved in the social mediation of risks, the social construction of reality, and attempts made by professionals to re-design how social reality appears. It looks at single-issue politics affecting the political agenda, the role of the mass media, how corporations can and do respond, in very sophisticate...

MEENA AHMED obtained her PhD at the London School of Economics, University of London, UK, in 2005. She holds a MSc in Criminology (LSE) and a BA in Sociology (University of Reading). Originally from the Maldives, she now lives in London.
Format:PerfectDimensions:269 pages, 8.82 × 5.79 × 0.82 inPublished:August 1, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230006868

ISBN - 13:9780230006867

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Crisis Management: A General Outline * Brent Spar: Setting the Stage, and the 'Emerging' and 'Immediate' Phases of the Crisis * Media Coverage and an Analysis of the Consultants' Interpretation of the Case * Crisis Management after the Crisis * Conclusions * Appendices