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Letter from the editor

Democracy

"The word “democracy” has four distinct referents: political institutions, ideals of collective self-rule, normative principles of legitimacy, or justice and egalitarian attitudes and norms.1 The first is encountered daily: Political systems are regularly described as democratic (or not) on the basis of the way legislatures are selected, governments are appointed, and the extent of political rights enjoyed by the general population. ..." – By Ludvig Beckman;

Crisis Governance, Emergency Management, and the Digital Revolution

"CDigital technologies have changed the nature of emergency and crisis management work by providing the manager more information at a faster pace and from many more communication channels. Increasingly, emergency managers must process large volumes of online and offline information and communication from partners and contacts spanning government, private, and nonprofit sectors as well as ordinary citizens..." – By Patrick S. Roberts, Shalini Misra and Joanne Tang

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