Domestic management of terrorist attacks

Brief information about the objectives:

The objective of this project was to examine the existing preparedness of localities to respond to a terrorist attack. This included an in-depth assessment of information flows, communication, coordination and leadership, and to asses the implications of changing perceptions of terrorism within the contingency planning field since 9/11.


Funded by:

Economic and Social Research Council


Work was undertaken as part of a wider project led by King’s College London.

Research team:

Dr Lawrence Pratchett (lead researcher)

Alison Dale

Prof. Steve Leach

Research outputs:

L. Pratchett and A. Dale, (2004), The Domestic Management of Terrorist Attacks: The Local Dimension: Final Report, Leicester: Local Governance Research Unit.   Electronic copy available here.

L. Pratchett (2004) ‘Coping with crisis: Lesson-drawing from emergency planning in the UK’ Paper prepared for the World-wide Universities Public Policy Network Workshop Strategic Management in Urban Governance Zhejiang University, China, 29-30 October 2004

A. Dale, (2004) 'Survival of the Educated?' Royal United Services Institute Homeland Security & Resilience Monitor, June 2004 Vol. 3 No. 5

A. Dale, (2004) 'Informing the Response to Terrorism' Policing Today, September 2004

'A. Dale, (2004) ‘The UK Public Health Sector Response to Terrorism' Royal United Services Institute Homeland Security & Resilience Monitor November 2004 Vol. 3 No. 9

A final report will also be published and data from the questionnaire made available through DMU.

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