Issue Salience,Politics

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Discussion 1: Issue Salience

Competencies Addressed in This Discussion

Introduction

One of the issues emergency managers deal with is issue salience. Disasters are low-probability, high-risk events. An area may not have disasters for many years, but when one strikes, it can have crippling consequences. Technology changes at a rapid pace, but can also be very expensive to put in place. When an event does not happen for many years, taxpayers may not want to pay to prepare for something that may not occur.

Instructions

For this discussion, imagine you are an emergency planner. The area you are responsible for is prone to hurricanes; however, one has not hit in 10 years. Your area needs to update many items to mitigate damage if a hurricane strikes.

In your main post:

Discussion Objectives

The competencies addressed in this discussion are supported by discussion objectives, as follows:

Response Guidelines

Respond to the posts of two peers.

APA citations are not required for discussions. However, if outside material is used, you are required to cite references.

Resources

Discussion 2: The Political Side of Disaster

Competencies Addressed in This Discussion

Introduction

The unit readings discussed about disasters being political events. Politicians have the opportunity to showcase their leadership skills to the citizens they serve. If political figures become involved in the aftermath of a disaster and take actions the public considers positive, it can further their political career. On the other hand, if it is perceived they acted negatively, their political career could be over.

Instructions

For this discussion, assume you are the mayor of a diverse municipal city that has had a disaster strike.

In your main post:

Discussion Objectives

The competencies addressed in this discussion are supported by discussion objectives, as follows:

Response Guidelines

Respond to the posts of two peers.

APA citations are not required for discussions. However, if outside material is used, you are required to cite references.

Resources

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Discussion 1: Issue Salience Competencies Addressed in This Discussion o o Competency 2: Apply cultural competence. Competency 3: Apply the elements of recovery and mitigation. Introduction One of the issues emergency managers deal with is issue salience. Disasters are lowprobability, high-risk events. An area may not have disasters for many years, but when one strikes, it can have crippling consequences. Technology changes at a rapid pace, but can also be very expensive to put in place. When an event does not happen for many years, taxpayers may not want to pay to prepare for something that may not occur. Instructions For this discussion, imagine you are an emergency planner. The area you are responsible for is prone to hurricanes; however, one has not hit in 10 years. Your area needs to update many items to mitigate damage if a hurricane strikes. In your main post: o o o Describe two hurricane mitigation upgrades you would like the taxpayers to pay for. Explain why these expenditures are necessary to mitigate the effects of a hurricane. Express how these expenditures benefit everyone including those in lower-risk areas. Discussion Objectives The competencies addressed in this discussion are supported by discussion objectives, as follows: o o Competency 2: Apply cultural competence. ▪ Express how these expenditures benefit everyone including those in lowerrisk areas. Competency 3: Apply the elements of recovery and mitigation. ▪ Describe two hurricane mitigation upgrades you would like the taxpayers to pay for. ▪ Explain why these expenditures are necessary to mitigate the effects of a hurricane. Response Guidelines Respond to the posts of two peers. Has your classmate's identified needed hurricane mitigation upgrades? Do you think the identified upgrades are necessary? If not, why? o Are there any other ways to mitigate the area your classmate is attempting to upgrade? o What other ways will your classmate's upgrade benefit everyone? o Would you agree to spend the money for your classmate's upgrade? APA citations are not required for discussions. However, if outside material is used, you are required to cite references. o o Resources o CJ Discussion Participation Scoring Guide. o Criminal Justice Undergraduate Library Research Guide. o Community of Excellence. o G.R.E.A.T. Discussion Guidelines [PDF]. Discussion 2: The Political Side of Disaster Competencies Addressed in This Discussion o o o Competency 1: Analyze the range of potential human dynamics in a disaster event. Competency 2: Apply cultural competence. Competency 5: Explain the impact of the media on public perception about disaster relief efforts. Introduction The unit readings discussed about disasters being political events. Politicians have the opportunity to showcase their leadership skills to the citizens they serve. If political figures become involved in the aftermath of a disaster and take actions the public considers positive, it can further their political career. On the other hand, if it is perceived they acted negatively, their political career could be over. Instructions For this discussion, assume you are the mayor of a diverse municipal city that has had a disaster strike. In your main post: o o o Detail two pieces of information you would need to know relating to the citizens of the city. Explain how you would exhibit positive leadership skills. Analyze how media sources could help you create a positive impact in the aftermath of the disaster. Discussion Objectives The competencies addressed in this discussion are supported by discussion objectives, as follows: o o o Competency 1: Analyze the range of potential human dynamics in a disaster event. ▪ Detail two pieces of information you would need to know relating to the citizens of the city. Competency 2: Apply cultural competence. ▪ Explain how you would exhibit positive leadership skills. Competency 5: Explain the impact of the media on public perception about disaster relief efforts. ▪ Analyze how media sources could help you create a positive impact in the aftermath of the disaster. Response Guidelines Respond to the posts of two peers. Is the information you identified different from what your classmate identified? o Could the information your classmate identified assist you? o Did your classmate's post exhibit positive leadership skills? What is positive about his or her leadership skills? Could you use any of the leadership ideas to help you? o Did you identify different media sources than your classmate? If so, could your media source assist your classmate? APA citations are not required for discussions. However, if outside material is used, you are required to cite references. o Resources o CJ Discussion Participation Scoring Guide. o Criminal Justice Undergraduate Library Research Guide. o Community of Excellence. o G.R.E.A.T. Discussion Guidelines [PDF]. ...
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Discussion One

Hurricane Mitigation Upgrades
Replacement of Gravel Roads with Concrete or Asphaltic
Since hurricane poses significant damage to gravel roads making them impassable, such
roads should be replaced with stronger material. The gravel roads can be replaced with asphalt to
make the roads stronger to withstand the effect of hurricanes. The upgrades should be done only
in areas that are prone to hurricanes to reduce the cost of changing every place.
Relocating Bridges
Bridges that are found in areas that are prone to hurricanes should be changed. The
bridges should be relocated to the regions that are less likely to experience the effects. For
example, bridges can be moved to the inland areas that are far from the coastal ...

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