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Lobbying and emergency management in the United States: Issues, priorities and implications

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posted on 2023-11-13, 23:56 authored by Thomas JamiesonThomas Jamieson, HM Louis-Charles
Recent scholarship has explored the impact of interest groups on policy in the United States. However, little remains known about lobbying efforts and their effects in emergency management. Through analysis of a large data set of declared political activities from 1999 to 2020, we describe lobbying efforts in disaster planning and emergencies. Our findings suggest that lobbying efforts and expenditure are positively associated with appropriations (but not disaster incidence or severity), that corporations and trade associations are the organizations most involved in lobbying and that many of these efforts appear to be aimed at impacting legislation and the procurement of public funds for recovery efforts. We also find that only a minuscule number of lobbying efforts are related to socially vulnerable populations or social equity concerns. Collectively, these insights raise important questions about this process, demonstrating the need for further research to better understand lobbying and emergency management in the United States across all phases of the disaster life cycle.

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Preferred citation

Jamieson, T. & Louis-Charles, H. M. (2023). Lobbying and emergency management in the United States: Issues, priorities and implications. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 31(2), 300-307. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5973.12439

Journal title

Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management

Volume

31

Issue

2

Publication date

2023-06-01

Pagination

300-307

Publisher

Wiley

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

2022-11-19

ISSN

0966-0879

eISSN

1468-5973

Language

en