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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, 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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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald J Daniels; Donald F Kettl; Howard Kunreuther
ISBN: 0812219597 9780812219593
OCLC Number: 804538439
Description: VIII, 293 p. ; 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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