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The social roots of risk : producing disasters, promoting resilience

Author: Kathleen J Tierney
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Business Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: High reliability and crisis management.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first decade of the 21st century saw a remarkable number of large-scale disasters. Earthquakes in Haiti and Sumatra underscored the serious economic consequences that catastrophic events can have on developing countries, while 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina showed that first world nations remain vulnerable. The Social Roots of Risk argues against the widespread notion that cataclysmic occurrences are singular  Read more...
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Tierney, Kathleen J.
Social roots of risk
(DLC) 2014010892
(OCoLC)865536946
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen J Tierney
ISBN: 9780804772631 0804772630 9780804791397 0804791392 9780804791403 0804791406
OCLC Number: 865536946
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xiii, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Risking more, losing more : thinking about risk and resilience --
Looking back : the evolution of how we talk about risk --
A different perspective : the social production of risk --
Culture and the production of risk --
Organizations, institutions, and the production of risk --
Communities and societies at risk --
Defining resilience in relation to risk --
Adaptive resilience in the face of disasters --
Looking ahead : a move toward safety, or more of the same?
Series Title: High reliability and crisis management.
Responsibility: Kathleen Tierney.

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Rather than acts of God or random acts of nature, The Social Roots of Risk argues that hazards, disasters, and crises of all sorts are produced by the social order itself-that the routine activities  Read more...

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