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On Risk and Disaster Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

ISBN-10: 0812219597
ISBN-13: 9780812219593
Edition: 2006
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Description: This volume gathers leaders from government, business, and nonprofit organizations, along with journalist from throughout the United States to examine objectively lessons that Hurricane Katrina teaches about our future.

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 1/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

This volume gathers leaders from government, business, and nonprofit organizations, along with journalist from throughout the United States to examine objectively lessons that Hurricane Katrina teaches about our future.

RONALD J. DANIELS is Dean and Professor, RONALD J. DANIELS is Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Kent Roach is Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. PATRICK MACKLEM is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.

Howard C. Kunreuther is Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Codirector of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. He is Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Innovation and Leadership in Reducing Risks from Natural Disasters.

Frances E. Lee is professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland. She is author of Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles and Partisanship in the U.S. Senate (2009) and coauthor of Sizing Up The Senate: The Unequal Consequences of Equal Representation (1999). Her work has received national recognition, including the Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize for the best book in legislative politics in 2010, and the D. B. Hardeman Prize for the best book on a congressional topic in both 1999 and 2011. Her articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Journal of Political Science, among others.Donald F. Kettl is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Prior to his appointment, he was the Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Political Science. Kettl is the author of numerous books, including The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them, The Global Public Management Revolution, and Leadership at the Fed. Kettl has twice won the Louis Brownlow Award for the best book in public administration, for The Transformation of Governance: Public Administration for Twenty-first Century America in 2003 and System under Stress: Homeland Security and American Politics in 2005. In 2008, he was awarded the John Gaus Award of the American Political Science Association for lifetime contributions to the scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration. Kettl has consulted broadly for government organizations and is a regular columnist for Governing magazine.

Foreword
Introduction
The Challenge Of The Gulf
On Their Own in Battered New Orleans
Using Risk and Decision Analysis to Protect New Orleans against Future Hurricanes
Planning for a City on the Brink
JARring Actions that Fuel the Floods
Thinking About Risk
Behaviorally Realistic Risk Management
Rationales and Instruments for Government Intervention in Natural Disasters
Social Inequality, Hazards, and Disasters
Equity Analysis and Natural Hazards Policy
Private Sector Strategies For Managing Risk
Why We Under-Prepare for Hazards
Has the Time Come for Comprehensive Natural Disaster Insurance?
Rethinking Disaster Policy After Hurricane Katrina
Providing Economic Incentives to Build Disaster-Resistant Structures
The Government's Role In Disaster Preparedness And Response
Role of Public Health and Clinical Medicine in Preparing for Disasters
Hurricane Katrina as a Bureaucratic Nightmare
The Katrina Breakdown
Acknowledgments
Contributors

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