The 2012 Annual Public Administration Committee (PAC) Conference will take place at the Plymouth University, 18-19 July 2012. PAC 2012 seeks to access the success of sustainable governance broadly, and in particular, public administration at the regional tier.
This panel being run for the fourth year in a row seeks to invite papers on the management of emergency response services in the UK and outside. The panel invites contributions from scholars, policy makers and practitioners, including those operating in local regional and central government and across international boundaries. We are interested to seek papers addressing the working of the emergency services, in the planning, prevention and recovery stages of emergencies and disasters, and in responses and reactions to emergencies.
Papers dealing with the theory and practise of strategic and operational management of emergency services and the related professional and policy aspects will be relevant to the panel theme. Comparative papers between two or more jurisdictions and those offering theoretical cross-jurisdictional perspectives will be particularly welcome. The interrelationship between emergency services and critical services in health, criminal justice and local service delivery including the contribution that emergency services make to wider social, economic and environmental concerns is a subject of emerging academic and practitioner enquiry.
Emerald is holding a best paper award at PAC 2012, sponsored by the International Journal of Emergency Services (IJES). The best paper will receive a one year subscription to IJES, an award certificate and the winning paper will be published in IJES subject to peer review.
Abstracts (500 words) may be submitted to the panel chair, Dr Paresh Wankhade of Liverpool Hope University via email firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 16th April 2012.
For an informal discussion of the potential paper and for any advice, please email the panel chair.