Disaster Law and Policy

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Aspen Publishers, 2010 - Law - 465 pages
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Disaster Law and Policy examines the growing field concerned with
disaster prevention, emergency response, compensation & insurance, human
rights, and community recovery. The first book on disaster law to appear in
the wake of Katrina, this fascinating text provides the key building blocks
for a thoughtful analysis of the issues that surround disaster-relief policy
and procedure.
Exploring the legal issues that surround Katrina and other natural
disasters in the U.S. and around the world, Disaster Law and Policy,
features:
effective tools for legal analysis of issues emerging from disastrous
events
discussion problems and class exercises
an interdisciplinary approach that combines law, public policy,
economics, and science
broad coverage--from environmental and land use law to insurance, tort
law, and civil rights issues
discussion of public expectations of government response in crisis,
compared to actual government and private sector preparedness and capabilities
examination of post disaster issues such as Medicaid, the role of
environmental litigation, communications, law enforcement, evacuation, and the
work of the Army Corps of Engineers on the levees in New Orleans
Adopting a broad perspective that looks at the legal ramifications of
disasters across the United States and around the world, the Second Edition
offers:
a new chapter on the causes of disasters and their relationship to laws
designed to protect health, safety, and the environment
a new chapter on risk and uncertainty that examines the latest ideas to
come out of economics, complexity theory, and organizational management
a new chapter on international disaster law that looks at recent
developments in disaster-risk management, the protection of human rights, and
the preservation of ecosystem services
Coverage includes discussion of the 2005 Asian Tsunami, China's Sechuan
Earthquake, and Cycloe Nargis in Mynamar/Burma
a new chapter on recovery from disaster that features an extended
class exercise
A unique and timely text in a burgeoning field, Disaster Law and Policy,
Second Edition, is ideal for use in a seminar or a course on disaster
issues--or as a supplement in courses on environmental law or land use.

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