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On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Author: Ronald J Daniels; Donald F Kettl; Howard Kunreuther
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leading experts address questions of public and private roles in assessing, managing, and mitigating major risks to public health and safety in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald J Daniels; Donald F Kettl; Howard Kunreuther
ISBN: 9780812219593 0812219597
OCLC Number: 474042659
Notes: Essays published in association with the National Symposium on Risk and Disasters (Dec. 2005, Washington, D.C.), organized by the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with Congressional quarterly and the Communications Institute
Description: viii, 293 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword -Amy Gutmann Introduction -Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl, and Howard Kunreuther PART ONE: THE CHALLENGE OF THE GULF On Their Own in Battered New Orleans -Peter G. Gosselin Using Risk and Decision Analysis to Protect New Orleans against Future Hurricanes -Detlof von Winterfeldt Planning for a City on the Brink -Kenneth R. Foster and Robert Giegengack JARring Actions that Fuel the Floods -Carolyn Kousky and Richard Zeckhauser PART TWO: THINKING ABOUT RISK Behaviorally Realistic Risk Management -Baruch Fischhoff Rationales and Instruments for Government Intervention in Natural Disasters -Michael J. Trebilcock, and Ronald J. Daniels Social Inequality, Hazards, and Disasters -Kathleen Tierney Equity Analysis and Natural Hazards Policy -Matthew D. Adler PART THREE: PRIVATE SECTOR STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING RISK Why We Under-Prepare for Hazards -Robert J. Meyer Has the Time Come for Comprehensive Natural Disaster Insurance? -Howard Kunreuther Rethinking Disaster Policy After Hurricane Katrina -Scott E. Harrington Providing Economic Incentives to Build Disaster-Resistant Structures -Harvey Ryland PART FOUR: THE GOVERNMENT'S ROLE IN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE Role of Public Health and Clinical Medicine in Preparing for Disasters -Brian Strom Hurricane Katrina as a Bureaucratic Nightmare -Vicki Bier The Katrina Breakdown -Jonathan Walters and Donald F. Kettl Acknowledgments Contributors
Responsibility: edited by Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl, and Howard Kunreuther ; foreword by Amy Gutmann

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"This volume provides important insights from the nation's leading experts on how we, as a community and nation, should be rethinking disaster assessment, prevention, and mitigation. Policymakers, Read more...

 
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