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Stress testing the USA : public policy and reaction to disaster events

Author: John R Short
Publisher: New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
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"The book provides detailed account of four major disasters that befell the USA in the first decade of the twenty first century: the invasion of Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and the drowning of New Orleans, financial meltdown and the Gulf oil spill. It provides a compelling narrative of each event that summarizes the main findings but also shows the connections and ultimately the deep stresses that fracture contemporary  Read more...
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Short, John R.
Stress testing the USA
(DLC) 2012046076
(OCoLC)825047360
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Short
ISBN: 9781137325747 1137325747 1299643582 9781299643581 9781137327222 1137327227 9781349460144 1349460141
OCLC Number: 844743156
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Contents: Cover; Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 The War on Terror and the Invasion of Iraq; 3 Neoliberalism: Another Big Picture; 4 Hurricane Katrina and the Drowning ofNew Orleans; 5 The Financial Crisis; 6 The Gulf Oil Spill; 7 The United States: A System under Stress; Notes; Guide to Further Reading; Index.
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In this volume, the USA is treated as a system that has been stress-tested by four unique events: the War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina, the Financial Meltdown that led to the Great Recession and the  Read more...

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'John Rennie Short's Stress Testing the USA uses a unique perspective to locate the seeds of the disasters in American social, political, economic, and cultural systems.' - William L. Waugh, Jr., Read more...

 
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