Conduct a literature review on the focusing event

Unit IV Literature Review

In chapter five of the textbook, pages 142 to 158 list focusing events that occurred from 1979 to 2001.

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Choose a focusing event during this historical timeframe. Conduct a literature review on the focusing event. Write a two page essay and discuss the following:

 type of focusing event and date that it occurred;

 president and FEMA Director;

 type of Presidential Disaster Declaration (such as flooding or hurricane);

 identify the deficiency that initiated a new policy, law, or program;

 describe the new policy and identify who benefited from it; and

 from your perspective, was the new policy a success?

Paper format: title page, body (two pages), and reference page. Format the paper and references in APA style (6th ed.). Research articles from the CSU Online Library.


Emergency management: The American experience 1900-2010, second edition. Claire B. Rubin, Editor