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Main Title Natural Hazard Mitigation Policy Implementation, Organizational Choice, and Contextual Dynamics / [electronic resource] :
Author Alesch, Daniel J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Arendt, Lucy A.
Petak, William J.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2012
Call Number GB5000-5030
ISBN 9789400722354
Subjects Geography ; Geology ; Practice of medicine
Internet Access
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Collation XVI, 240 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Part 1: SB 1953: The origins and the experience through 2010 -- Part 2: Obstacles to implementation: Beyond the usual suspects -- Part 3: Beyond the usual suspects: The regulated parties, prerequisities to action, and the hazard mitigation investment decision -- Part 4: Beyond the usual suspects: Public policy design and contextual dynamics -- Part 5: Putting it all together. . The negative consequences of natural hazard events are staggering and growing. Governments are acting to increase community resilience, reduce losses, and facilitate recovery, but these actions do not always yield anticipated consequences. This book is a compelling interdisciplinary analysis of California's efforts to ensure that acute care hospitals survive earthquakes and continue to function in the aftermath. The book weaves together several threads essential to understanding the effectiveness of public policies intended to reduce the consequences of natural hazard events: public policy design and administration, the hazard mitigation investment decision made by targeted organizations, and contextual dynamics. "A terrific study of shortfalls in the implementation of risk-reduction policy -- highly readable, full of insights, and very policy relevant." Peter J. May, Donald R. Matthews Distinguished Professor of American Politics, University of Washington, Seattle USA "This is an exceptional book by three of the leading hazard mitigation researchers and must reading for both scholars and practitioners in the field." William A. Anderson, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences