Hamish McLean

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Journal article

Political communication and disasters: a four-country analysis of how politicians should talk before, during and after disasters

Politicians are increasingly involving themselves in the frontline delivery of information in the lead up to disasters and as they unfold. They are often placed as spokespeople and represent the public face of disaster, be it anthropogenic or natural.
Discussion paper

Crises, disasters and politics: walking the tightrope

This short discussion paper is based on collaborative and ongoing research into crisis and disaster management and its intersection with the role of politicians in communicating with various publics before, during and after crises and disasters.