Disaster management in the United States: Examining key political and policy challenges

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Abstract

The failures associated with the Hurricane Katrina response call attention to the challenges of, and the need to better understand disaster management practices in the United States. This article reviews several recent contributions to the field of disaster research and considers four key issues: the concept of disaster vulnerability, how individuals respond to hazard risks, challenges associated with effective hazard mitigation, and the idea of policy learning in the area of disasters. Beyond a review of these aspects of disaster management, future directions in disaster research is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-238
Number of pages12
JournalPolicy Studies Journal
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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