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Mercatus Studies in Political and Social Economy

Bottom-up Responses to Crisis

Editors: Haeffele, Stefanie, Storr, Virgil Henry (Eds.)

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  • Includes contributions from experts across fields as diverse as sociology, economics, and public administration
  • Highlights the lessons learned from fieldwork and experience of crisis responders and managers on the ground
  • Provides a framework for future research and policy discussion on how to better prepare and encourage community recovery
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Crises occur in all societies across world, and can be natural (such as hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes), man-made (such as wars and economic downturns), or, often, a combination of both (such as famines, the flooding of New Orleans in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina and subsequent levy failures, and the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011). Crises cause fatalities, injuries, and property damages as well as introduce uncertainty and challenges for individuals, societies, and polities. Yet, we see individuals and communities rebounding effectively from crises all the time. How do communities go about returning to normalcy and beginning again the mundane life of every day affairs?

This edited volume looks at bottom-up responses to crises. The chapters in this volume will highlight the ingenuity and persistence of individuals and private organizations as well as discuss the possibilities, limitations, and adaptability of bottom-up responses. It argues that there are many ways that local leaders, entrepreneurs, and community members can play a role in their own recovery by examining the capabilities, feedback mechanisms, and network effects of decentralized crisis response and recovery efforts. Chapters will focus on the role of local emergency managers in the disaster management process and offer suggestions for reform and the role of businesses, citizens, and children in providing crisis response and recovery. This book will also consider theories of self-governance and nonviolent action in encouraging and sustaining bottom-up recovery.

About the authors

Stefanie Haeffele is Deputy Director, Academic and Student Programs and senior fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, USA. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University and her B.B.A. from the University of North Alabama, and previously worked in emergency and disaster management at both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and then the US Forest Service as a Presidential Management Fellow.

Virgil Henry Storr is Vice President, Academic and Student Programs, and Don C. Lavoie Research Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, USA. He also is Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University. Dr. Storr received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and his B.A. from Beloit College. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Haeffele, Stefanie (et al.)

  • The What, How, and Why of Bottom-Up Rebuilding and Recovery After Natural Disasters

    Pages 13-28

    Grube, Laura E.

  • Nonviolent Action

    Pages 29-55

    Ammons, Joshua (et al.)

  • The Private Sector’s Contribution to Natural Disaster Response

    Pages 57-70

    Horwitz, Steven

  • Formation of Public–Private Partnerships by Local Emergency Managers

    Pages 71-86

    LePore, Amy

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bottom-up Responses to Crisis
Editors
  • Stefanie Haeffele
  • Virgil Henry Storr
Series Title
Mercatus Studies in Political and Social Economy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39312-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39312-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-39311-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 153
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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