Chaos Organization and Disaster Management

ISBN-10: 0824747151
ISBN-13: 9780824747152
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $125.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 11/18/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Focusing on a national field study of the Israeli experience at the time of the Gulf War, this text analyzes the factors that negatively impact formal disaster organization efficacy and proposes an innovative model of disaster management centering on privatization.

Preface
The Official Organizing of Chaos
Creating Disasters
Preparing for the Worst
Are Disaster Agencies Effective?
The Other Side--Victims Perspective
The Power of Tradition
The Odds of Being a Victim
The Mother Hen Effect
Alternative Organizational Forms
Disaster Communities as Survival Mechanisms
Privatizing Disaster Management
References
Index

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