On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

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Ronald Daniels, Donald Kettl, Howard Kunreuther
University of Pennsylvania Press, Jan 9, 2006 - Political Science - 293 pages
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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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Contents

On Their Own in Battered New Orleans
15
Planning for a City on the Brink
41
JARring Actions That Fuel the Floods
59
Behaviorally Realistic Risk Management
77
Social Inequality Hazards and Disasters
109
Equity Analysis and Natural Hazards Policy
129
Why We UnderPrepare for Hazards
153
Has the Time Come for Comprehensive Natural Disaster
175
Rethinking Disaster Policy After Hurricane Katrina
203
Providing Economic Incentives to Build DisasterResistant
223
Hurricane Katrina as a Bureaucratic Nightmare
243
Bibliography
263
Acknowledgments
287
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Ronald J. Daniels is Provost and Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published widely, including Rethinking the Welfare State: The Prospects for Government by Voucher (with Michael Trebilcock) and The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill (coedited with Patrick Macklem and Kent Roach). Donald F. Kettl, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, has written or edited System under Stress: Homeland Security and American Politics, The Global Public Management Revolution, The Politics of the Administrative Process (with James W. Fesler), The Transformation of Governance: Public Administration for the 21st Century, among many other books. Howard Kunreuther is Professor and Codirector of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. His has written or coedited a number of books, including Catastrophe Modeling: A New Approach to Managing Risk (with Patricia Grossi) and Wharton on Making Decisions (with Stephen Hoch). Amy Gutmann is the eighth President of the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Why Deliberative Democracy? (with Dennis Thompson), Identity in Democracy, Democratic Education, Democracy and Disagreement (with Dennis Thompson), and Color Conscious (with K. Anthony Appiah). Her reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Washington Post, and other general publications.

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