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The Resource Disasters and the American state : how politicians, bureaucrats, and the public prepare for the unexpected, Patrick S. Roberts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (electronic resource)

Disasters and the American state : how politicians, bureaucrats, and the public prepare for the unexpected, Patrick S. Roberts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (electronic resource)

Label
Disasters and the American state : how politicians, bureaucrats, and the public prepare for the unexpected
Title
Disasters and the American state
Title remainder
how politicians, bureaucrats, and the public prepare for the unexpected
Statement of responsibility
Patrick S. Roberts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Title variation
Disasters & the American State
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Disasters and the American State offers a thesis about the trajectory of federal government involvement in preparing for disaster shaped by contingent events. Politicians and bureaucrats claim credit for the government's successes in preparing for and responding to disaster, and they are also blamed for failures outside of government's control. New interventions have created precedents and established organizations and administrative cultures that accumulated over time and produced a general trend in which citizens, politicians and bureaucrats expect the government to provide more security from more kinds of disasters. The trend reached its peak when the Federal Emergency Management Agency adopted the idea of preparing for 'all hazards' as its mantra. Despite the rhetoric, however, the federal government's increasingly bold claims and heightened public expectations are disproportionate to the ability of the federal government to prevent or reduce the damage caused by disaster.--
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1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Patrick S.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disaster relief
  • Emergency management
  • Civil defense
Label
Disasters and the American state : how politicians, bureaucrats, and the public prepare for the unexpected, Patrick S. Roberts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139198875
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From disaster relief to disaster management -- The origins of the disaster state, 1789-1914 -- Civil defense and the foundations of disaster policy, 1914-1979 -- The rise of emergency management and FEMA, 1979-2001 -- Terrorism and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, 1993-2003 -- "Where the hell is the army?": Hurricane Katrina meets the homeland security era -- Administrative evil and elite panic in disaster management -- Disasters and the American state
Control code
CR9781139198875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139198875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867630689
Label
Disasters and the American state : how politicians, bureaucrats, and the public prepare for the unexpected, Patrick S. Roberts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139198875
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From disaster relief to disaster management -- The origins of the disaster state, 1789-1914 -- Civil defense and the foundations of disaster policy, 1914-1979 -- The rise of emergency management and FEMA, 1979-2001 -- Terrorism and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, 1993-2003 -- "Where the hell is the army?": Hurricane Katrina meets the homeland security era -- Administrative evil and elite panic in disaster management -- Disasters and the American state
Control code
CR9781139198875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139198875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867630689

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