Natural disaster analysis after Hurricane Katrina : risk assessment, economic impacts and social implications

edited by Harry W. Richardson, Peter Gordon and James E. Moore II

Hurricane Katrina was a pivotal event in the history of disaster mismanagement. Its impact will be felt well into the future and its lessons will be applied around the world. This influential volume explores key policy implications arising from the storm and its aftermath. Leading scholars from fields as diverse as decision analysis, risk management, economics engineering, transportation, urban planning and sociology investigate the policy issues associated with insurance, flood control and the rebuilding of levees, housing, tourism, utility lifelines recovery and resilience, evacuation, relocation and racial implications. By assessing the disruption of life in New Orleans, as well as the inter-regional economic impacts of the disaster, the authors suggest steps that can be taken to minimize future risks, not only in New Orleans but also in all locations threatened by natural disasters. It then goes beyond Katrina to explore experiences and responses to similar events in other parts of the world. Another important feature is a discussion of the overlap between terrorist-initiated disasters and natural disasters. The issues raised by Katrina are very complex and teasing out successful policy implications is far from easy. This book is a major advance towards that goal. Academics interested in the economics, policy, and planning aspects of natural and man-made disasters, specialists in emergency management and policy-makers will find the insights and prescriptions offered here invaluable.

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  • Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments1. IntroductionHarry W. Richardson, Peter Gordon and James E. Moore II2. Comprehensive Disaster Insurance: Will it Help in a Post-Katrina World?Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan 3. A Decision Analysis of Options to Rebuild the New Orleans Flood Control SystemCarl Southwell and Detlof von Winterfeldt 4. Hurricane Katrina: Lessons LearnedJin-Jen Lee and Bennington Willardson5. Katrina vs. 9/11: How Should we Optimally Protect Against Both?Vicki Bier and Jun Zhuang6. Worst Case Thinking and Official Failure in KatrinaLee Clarke 7. Risk, Preparation, Evacuation and RescueEdd Hauser, Sherry M. Elmes and Nicholas J. Swartz 8. Not Katrina: The Thames Barrier DecisionChang-Hee Christine Bae and Harry W. Richardson9. Is New Orleans Ready to Celebrate After Katrina? Evidence from Mardi Gras and the Tourism IndustryKathleen Deloughery 10. Estimating the State-by-State Economic Impacts of Hurricane KatrinaPeter Gordon, Soojung Kim, Yunkyung Kim, James E. Moore, II,Jiyoung Park and Harry Richardson11. Regional Economic Impacts of Natural and Man-Made Hazards Disrupting Utility Lifeline Services to HouseholdsAdam Rose and Gbadebo Oladosu 12. Adjusting to Natural DisastersV. Kerry Smith, Jared C. Carbone, Jaren C. Pope, Daniel G. Hallstrom and Michael E. Darden 13. Katrina: A Third World Catastrophe?Edward Clay 14. Hurricane Katrina and Housing: Devastation, Possibilities, andProspectsRaphael Bostic and Danielle Molaison 15. Unnatural Disaster: Social Impacts and Policy Choices after KatrinaJohn Logan

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書名 Natural disaster analysis after Hurricane Katrina : risk assessment, economic impacts and social implications
著作者等 Moore, James Elliott
Richardson, Harry Ward
Moore James E.
Richardson Harry W.
Gordon Peter
出版元 Edward Elgar
刊行年月 c2008
ページ数 ix, 311 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781847203571
NCID BA86953694
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス