By Ronald J. Daniels,Donald F. Kettl,Howard Kunreuther,Amy Gutmann

ISBN-10: 0812219597

ISBN-13: 9780812219593

Named one in every of Planetizen's best 10 Books of 2006

Hurricane Katrina not just devastated a wide zone of the nation's Gulf coast, it additionally raised basic questions on methods the kingdom can, and may, take care of the inevitable difficulties of monetary chance and social accountability. This quantity gathers best specialists to check classes that typhoon Katrina teaches us approximately higher assessing, perceiving, and handling hazards from destiny disasters.

In the years forward we are going to necessarily face extra difficulties like these attributable to Katrina, from fireplace, earthquake, or perhaps a flu pandemic. the US continues to be within the pass hairs of terrorists, whereas coverage makers proceed to grapple with very important environmental and overall healthiness dangers. every one of those situations may perhaps, in itself, be particularly not likely to take place. however it is statistically definite that we'll confront such catastrophes, or even one we've got by no means imagined, and the country and its citizenry has to be ready to behave. that's the basic lesson of Katrina.

The 20 individuals to this quantity handle questions of private and non-private roles in assessing, dealing with, and working with chance in American society and recommend options for relocating forward in rebuilding the Gulf coast.

Contributors: Matthew Adler, Vicki Bier, Baruch Fischhoff, Kenneth R. Foster, Robert Giegengack, Peter Gosselin, Scott E. Harrington, Carolyn Kousky, Robert Meyer, Harvey G. Ryland, Brian L. Strom, Kathleen Tierney, Michael J. Trebilcock, Detlof von Winterfeldt, Jonathan Walters, Richard J. Zeckhauser.

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