The Impact of Intergovernmental Distance on Disaster Communications

August 1989 (VOL. 7, NO. 2)

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Previous research into disaster communications, while fairly extensive, has been limited primarily to sociological analysis and organizational theory. This body of research, however, has not explored disaster communications in a federal, international or other multi-level governmental response system. This paper expands upon existing research to present a new theory of intergovernmental disaster communications.