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Between Market and State: Directions in Social Science Research on Disaster
Perspectives on Politics (2010)
  • Daniel P Aldrich, Purdue University
Abstract
In this extended review, I discuss three recent books on disaster: Governing after Crisis: The Politics of Investigation, Accountability, and Learning edited by Arjen Boin, Allan McConnell, and Paul ‘T Hart, Learning from Catastrophes: Strategies for Reaction and Response , edited by Howard Kunreuther and Micheel Useem, and The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters by Charles Perrow. All three books invoke the market and state as core forces at work in mitigation and disaster recovery, overlooking the critical role of social capital.
Keywords
  • disaster recovery,
  • social capital,
  • catastrophe
Publication Date
December, 2010
Citation Information
Daniel P Aldrich. "Between Market and State: Directions in Social Science Research on Disaster" Perspectives on Politics (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/9/