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On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Author: Ronald J Daniels; Donald F Kettl; Howard C Kunreuther
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, cop. 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

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 C Kunreuther
ISBN: 9780812219593 0812219597
OCLC Number: 750682344
Notes: Symposium on Hurricane Katrina in Washington 1 december 2005.
Description: VIII, 293 s. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword-Amy GutmannIntroduction-Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl, and Howard KunreutherPART ONE: THE CHALLENGE OF THE GULFOn Their Own in Battered New Orleans-Peter G. GosselinUsing Risk and Decision Analysis to Protect New Orleans against Future Hurricanes-Detlof von WinterfeldtPlanning for a City on the Brink-Kenneth R. Foster and Robert GiegengackJARring Actions that Fuel the Floods-Carolyn Kousky and Richard ZeckhauserPART TWO: THINKING ABOUT RISKBehaviorally Realistic Risk Management-Baruch FischhoffRationales and Instruments for Government Intervention in Natural Disasters-Michael J. Trebilcock, and Ronald J. DanielsSocial Inequality, Hazards, and Disasters-Kathleen TierneyEquity Analysis and Natural Hazards Policy-Matthew D. AdlerPART THREE: PRIVATE SECTOR STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING RISKWhy We Under-Prepare for Hazards-Robert J. MeyerHas the Time Come for Comprehensive Natural Disaster Insurance?-Howard KunreutherRethinking Disaster Policy After Hurricane Katrina-Scott E. HarringtonProviding Economic Incentives to Build Disaster-Resistant Structures-Harvey RylandPART FOUR: THE GOVERNMENT'S ROLE IN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSERole of Public Health and Clinical Medicine in Preparing for Disasters-Brian StromHurricane Katrina as a Bureaucratic Nightmare-Vicki BierThe Katrina Breakdown-Jonathan Walters and Donald F. KettlAcknowledgmentsContributors
Responsibility: Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl, and Howard Kunreuther ; foreword by Amy Gutmann.


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