Public Leadership in Times of Crisis : Mission Impossible ?

  title={Public Leadership in Times of Crisis : Mission Impossible ?},
  author={Arjen Boin and Paul Hart},
Crisis management (prevention, preparedness, response, and reconstruction) is a tough task for political and bureaucratic leaders. This article documents the persistent tensions between the expectations and realities of crisis leadership. It explores the popular notion that crises provide key opportunities for reform. The very occurrence of a crisis is then thought to expose the status quo as problematic, making it easier to gain momentum for alternative policies and institutions. We argue that… CONTINUE READING
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