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Disasters and the American state : how politicians, bureaucrats, and the public prepare for the unexpected / Patrick S. Roberts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
By: Roberts, Patrick S.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013Description: ix, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107025868 (hbk.).Subject(s): Disaster relief -- Government policy -- United States | Emergency management -- Government policy -- United States | Civil defense -- United StatesDDC classification: 363.3470973 ROB Online resources: Table of contents
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-213) and index.
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.
Disasters and the American State offers a thesis about the trajectory of federal government involvement in preparing for disaster shaped by contingent events.