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On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Author: Ronald J Daniels; Donald F Kettl; Howard Kunreuther; Amy Gutmann
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, cop. 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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Genre/Form: [études diverses]
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald J Daniels; Donald F Kettl; Howard Kunreuther; Amy Gutmann
ISBN: 0812219597 9780812219593
OCLC Number: 494433479
Description: 1 v. (VIII-293 p.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: 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 --
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 --
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 G. Ryland --
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.
Other Titles: 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.
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.
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 G. Ryland.
Role of public health and clinical medicine in preparing for disasters / Brian Strom.
Hurricane Katrina as a bureaucratic nightmare / Vicki Bier.
Katrina breakdown / Jonathan Walters and Donald F. Kettl.
Responsibility: edited by Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl, and Howard Kunreuther ; foreword by Amy Gutmann.

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