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Lessons of disaster : policy change after catastrophic events

Author: Thomas A Birkland
Publisher: Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2007.
Series: American Governance and Public Policy Series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st printView all editions and formats
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To determine when and how a catastrophic event serves as a catalyst for true policy change, this work examines four categories of disasters: aviation security, homeland security, earthquakes, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Birkland
ISBN: 158901121X 9781589011212 9781589011205 1589011201
OCLC Number: 750520271
Description: XVIII, 216 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments 1. Theories and Models of Policy Change and LearningKnowledge, Learning, and Policy ChangeA Model of Event-Related Policy ChangeLearning and Lessons in This StudyMethodsThe Case StudiesConclusion 2. September 11, Learning, and Policy ChangeWhat is Homeland Security?Events and Reports: The Emergence of the Homeland Security ProblemThe September 11 Attacks as Focusing EventsSeptember 11, Policy Failure, Learning, and ChangeConclusions: Learning after September 11 3. Learning from Aviation Security DisastersHistorical Trends in Aviation SecurityAgenda Change and Security IncidentsPolicy Change, Learning, and ImplementationImplementation Problems in Aviation SecurityConclusions 4. Learning From Earthquakes and HurricanesWhy Natural Hazards MatterDisaster Mitigation as a Primary Goal of Disaster PolicyEarthquakes and Hurricanes on National and Local AgendasLegislation and RegulationLearning from Disasters at the State and Local LevelConclusions 5. Summary and ConclusionsLearning and the Policy ProcessRevisiting the PropositionsAssessing the Elements of the ModelFactors that Promote and Inhibit LearningFocusing Events and the Accumulation of KnowledgePolicy Implementation and LessonsHurricane Katrina and the Unlearning Of LessonsNotes ReferencesIndex Notes
Series Title: American Governance and Public Policy Series.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Birkland.

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