Natural Hazard Mitigation Policy

Implementation, Organizational Choice, and Contextual Dynamics

  • Daniel J. Alesch
  • Lucy A. Arendt
  • William J. Petak

Part of the Environmental Hazards book series (ENHA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
    Pages 1-17
  3. SB 1953: The Origins and the Experience Through 2010

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 21-28
    3. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 29-43
    4. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 45-60
    5. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 61-82
    6. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 83-102
  4. Obstacles to Implementation: The Usual Suspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 105-115
  5. Beyond the Usual Suspects: The Regulated Parties, Prerequisites to Action, and the Hazard Mitigation Investment Decision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 119-131
    3. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 133-148
    4. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 149-164
    5. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 165-191
  6. Beyond the Usual Suspects: Public Policy Design and Contextual Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 195-216
    3. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 217-224
  7. Putting It All Together

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
      Pages 227-234

About this book

Introduction

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

Keywords

Earthquakes Hospital Administration Natural Hazards Policy Implementation Regularity Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel J. Alesch
    • 1
  • Lucy A. Arendt
    • 2
  • William J. Petak
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin, WI, USAWisconsinUSA
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin-Green BayGreen BayUSA
  3. 3.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2235-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2234-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2235-4
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