Next Catastrophe Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

ISBN-10: 0691150168

ISBN-13: 9780691150161

Edition: 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Charles Perrow

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Charles Perrow is professor emeritus of sociology at Yale University. He has worked as a consultant for the U.S. military, the White House, and the nuclear-power industry.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction and Natural Disasters
Shrink the Targets
"Natural" Disasters?
Can Government Help?
The Government Response: The First FEMA
The Disaster after 9/11: The Department of Homeland Security and a New FEMA
The Disastrous Private Sector
Are Terrorists as Dangerous as Management? The Nuclear Plant Threat
Better Vulnerability through Chemistry
Disastrous Concentration in the National Power Grid
Concentration and Terror on the Internet
What Is to Be Done?
The Enduring Sources of Failure: Organizational, Executive, and Regulatory
Three Types of Redundancy
Networks of Small Firms
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