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Main Title The politics of disaster : Katrina, big government, and a new strategy for future crises /
Author Olasky, Marvin N.
Publisher W Pub. Group,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 67392767
ISBN 0849901723; 9780849901720
Subjects Disaster relief--United States. ; Disaster relief--Louisiana--New Orleans. ; Hurricane Katrina, 2005. ; Church charities--United States. ; Church work with disaster victims--United States. ; Church and social problems. ; Humanitarian assistance. ; Katastrophenhilfe. ; Katrina ; USA.
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ELBM  HV555.U6O43 2006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/16/2012
Collation viii, 231 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Katrina's paperocracy -- What the press reported -- Dâejáa vu, 1950-2004 -- Rescue and relief -- Relief and recovery -- Recovery and religion -- Welfare for the rich and the poor -- Let's get real -- New roles for major players -- How government needs to change -- How the church needs to change -- One church's experience -- From tsunamis to malaria -- Religious entrepreneurs -- The need for civil society -- Earthquakes and nuclear terrorism -- Pandemic -- Beyond worry. Examines why the government failed those left stranded in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and discusses the importance of churches and the private sector in responding to major disasters.