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Fort, M. This book places Katrina, and the idea of disaster, in a global context, and draws on a wide range of disciplines and approaches.
It is a must-read book for those interested in cutting-edge research on disasters. Birkland, William T. Kretzer Professor of Public Policy, North Carolina State University 'Disasters are often blamed on the whims of nature, but we rest in such simplistic explanations at our peril. As the essays in this volume make clear, even disasters widely perceived as 'natural' typically implicate human artifacts, organizations, technologies, and choices. Building on research in Science and Technology Studies and other social science fields, the authors show how disasters are embedded in, and shaped by, the societies in which they unfold.
Dynamics of Disaster should be required reading not only for disaster managers but also for urban planners, engineers, and others engaged in designing the built environment and managing technological systems. Organizational Culture and the Katrina Response in Louisiana 3. Hurricane Katrina as a System Accident 4.
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