Designing Resilience Preparing for Extreme Events

ISBN-10: 0822960613
ISBN-13: 9780822960614
Edition: 2010
List price: $34.95
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 9/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Arjen Boin is the director of the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute at Louisiana State University. He has published widely on such topics as leadership, prisons, crisis management and institutional design. His most recent books include Managing Crises: Threats, Dilemmas, Opportunities (Charles C Thomas Publisher), The Politics of Crisis Management and Governing after Crisis (both Cambridge University Press).

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
The Rise of Resilience
Resilience: Exploring the Concept and Its Meanings
Designing Adaptive Systems for Disaster Mitigation and Response: The Role of Structure
Lessons from the Military: Surprise, Resilience, and the Atrium Model
Building Resilience: Macrodynamic Constraints on Governmental Response to Crises
Federal Disaster Policy: Learning, Priorities, and Prospects for Resilience
Designing Resilience: Leadership Challenges in Complex Administrative Systems
Rapid Adaptation to Threat: The London Bombings of July 7, 2005
The Price of Resilience: Contrasting the Theoretical Ideal-Type with Organizational Reality
Planning for Catastrophe: How France Is Preparing for the Avian Flu and What It Means for Resilience
The Limits of Self-Reliance: International Cooperation as a Source of Resilience
International Disaster Resilience: Preparing for Transnational Disaster
Designing Resilient Systems: Integrating Science, Technology, and Policy in International Risk Reduction
Resilience Revisited: An Action Agenda for Managing Extreme Events
Notes
References
List of Contributors
Index

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