Racial inequality and the implementation of emergency management laws in economically distressed urban areas

  title={Racial inequality and the implementation of emergency management laws in economically distressed urban areas},
  author={Shawna J Lee and Amy Krings and Sara Rose and K. Dover and J. Ayoub and F. Salman},
  journal={Children and Youth Services Review},
This study examines the use of emergency management laws as a policy response to fiscal emergencies in urban areas. Focusing on one Midwestern Rust Belt state, we use a mixed methods approach – integrating chronology of legislative history, analysis of Census data, and an ethnographic case study – to examine the dynamics of emergency management laws from a social justice perspective. Analysis of Census data showed that emergency management policies disproportionately affected African Americans… Expand

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