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Understanding the Creeping Crisis

Gebonden Engels 2021 9783030706913
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This open access book explores a special species of trouble afflicting modern societies: creeping crises. These crises evolve over time, reveal themselves in different ways, and resist comprehensive responses despite periodic public attention. As a result, these crises continue to creep in front of our eyes.

This book begins by defining the concept of a creeping crisis, showing how existing literature fails to properly define and explore this phenomenon and outlining the challenges such crises pose to practitioners. Drawing on ongoing research, this book presents a diverse set of case studies on: antimicrobial resistance, climate change-induced migration, energy extraction, big data, Covid-19, migration, foreign fighters, and cyberattacks. Each chapter explores how creeping crises come into existence, why they can develop unimpeded, and the consequences they bring in terms of damage and legitimacy loss.

The book provides a proof-of-concept to help launch the systematic study of creeping crises. Our analysis helps academics understand a new species of threat and practitioners recognize and prepare for creeping crises.

Specificaties

ISBN13:9783030706913
Trefwoorden:crisis, Covid-19
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:gebonden
Aantal pagina's:185
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:11-5-2021
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Inhoudsopgave

1. Understanding and acting upon a creeping crisis
2. Antimicrobial resistance as a creeping crisis
3. WannaCry as a creeping crisis
4. Remaining foreign fighters: fear, misconceptions and counterproductive responses
5. Big Data as a creeping crisis
6. Migration, borders and society
7. From creeping to full-blown crisis: lessons from the Dutch and Swedish responses to Covid-19
8. Political attention in a creeping crisis: the case of climate change and migration
9. Earthquakes in Groningen: organized suppression of a creeping crisis
10. Understanding creeping crises: revisiting the puzzle

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