Exploring the dynamics
Appendix 2 Interview Question Guideline
I. Collaboration definitions in the local emergency management
(EM) and homeland security (HS) context:
Note: Vertical collaboration will be defined as collaboration
across different vertical levels of governments, such as
between local and state governments, or between a local and
collaboration specifically refers to collaboration between local
Horizontal-interlocal collaboration means collaboration
among local governments, such as between cities and counties,
or between several cities, or several counties.
1. How do you define collaboration?
Give me a few examples that come to mind when you think
of collaborating in EM and HS.
Does your local government collaborate in EM and HS?
2-a) Does your local government carry out vertical
2-b) Describe the types of activities you use in vertical
2-c) What agencies do you consider as primary collaborative
partners, and why?
2-d) From your perspective, what are some of the strengths and
weaknesses of vertical collaboration for your government
Next, I want to move to talk about horizontal-intelocal
collaboration. This means working with other counties, cities,
local military installations, or regional planning agencies.
3-a) Does your local government conduct horizontal-interlocal