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dc.contributor.authorSeibel, Wolfgang
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-14T13:41:40Z
dc.date.available2022-01-14T13:41:40Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20220114_9783030678180_29
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52441
dc.description.abstractThis open access book is about mismanagement of public agencies as a threat to life and limb. Collapsing bridges and buildings kill people and often leave many more injured. Such disasters do not happen out of the blue nor are they purely technical in nature since construction and maintenance are subject to safety regulation and enforcement by governmental agencies. This book analyses four relevant cases from Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Germany. Arguing that, while preventing disaster through public oversight is essentially easy, the difficult part for public officials and private contractors and consultants alike is to resist incentives that threaten professional skills and standards. Rather than stressing well-known pathologies of bureaucracy as a potential source of disaster, this book argues, learning for the sake of prevention should aim at neutralizing threats to integrity and strengthening a sense of responsibility among public officials.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPP Public administration
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherpublic mismanagement
dc.subject.othercollapsing structures
dc.subject.otherpublic management
dc.subject.otherorganisational failure
dc.subject.otherBlack Swans
dc.subject.otherhuman security
dc.subject.otherRisk management
dc.subject.othercausal mechanisms
dc.subject.otherbuilding collapse
dc.subject.otherWest Gate Bridge
dc.subject.otherI-35W Mississippi River Bridge
dc.subject.otherCanterbury TV Building in Christchurch
dc.subject.otherurban development
dc.subject.othercontractors
dc.subject.otherconsultants
dc.subject.otheraccountability structures
dc.titleCollapsing Structures and Public Mismanagement
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-67818-0
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.relation.isFundedBy4192b5b9-7263-4726-8f1f-e3ddd111b196
oapen.relation.isbn9783030678180
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages182
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