Environmental Hazards

Natural Hazard Mitigation Policy

Implementation, Organizational Choice, and Contextual Dynamics

Authors: Alesch, Daniel J., Arendt, Lucy A., Petak, William J.

  • This book  is about implementing public policy intended to mitigate the consequences stemming from extreme hazardous events
  • It focuses on importance of taking steps to reduce frequency and impact of adverse unanticipated consequences arising from implementation
  • A compelling case study evaluating the history and perspectives of key stakeholders, and the outcomes of complex organizational decision making​
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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.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Starting Point: A Confluence of Questions About Policy Design and Implementation

    Alesch, Daniel J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Origins and History of California Seismic Building Retrofit Regulations

    Alesch, Daniel J. (et al.)

    Pages 21-28

  • The Road to SB 1953

    Alesch, Daniel J. (et al.)

    Pages 29-43

  • SB 1953: The Law, the Program, and the Implementation Challenge

    Alesch, Daniel J. (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • Implementing SB 1953: 1998 into 2005

    Alesch, Daniel J. (et al.)

    Pages 61-82

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2235-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2234-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3805-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Hazard Mitigation Policy
Book Subtitle
Implementation, Organizational Choice, and Contextual Dynamics
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Hazards
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2235-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2235-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2234-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3805-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 240
Topics