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Flaws

Shark Bites and Emotional Public Policymaking

Authors: Pepin-Neff, Christopher

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  • Examines shark bite policy responses to learn more about politics
  • Develops a new framework to look at highly emotional policymaking
  • Argues that politicians are the true sharks in the “politics of shark attacks”
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About this book

This book examines the policymaking process following highly emotional events. It focuses on the politics of shark “attacks” by looking at policy responses to tragic shark bites in Florida, Australia, and South Africa. The book reviews these cases by identifying the flaws in the human-shark relationship, including the way sharks are portrayed as the enemy, the way shark bites are seen as intentional, and how policy responses appear to be based on public safety. Flaws identifies politicians as the true sharks of this story for their manipulation of tragic circumstances to protect their own interests. It argues that shark bites are ungovernable accidents of nature, and that we are “in the way, not on the menu.”


      

About the authors

Christopher Pepin-Neff is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research looks at theories of the policy process by focusing on highly emotional issues such as LGBTQI politics and the "politics of shark attacks."

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10976-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10975-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flaws
Book Subtitle
Shark Bites and Emotional Public Policymaking
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10976-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10976-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10975-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 192
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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