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Cover William J. Petak, Arthur A.Atkisson Natural Hazard Risk Assessment and Public Policy
Id: 107237
 

Natural Hazard Risk Assessment and Public Policy

492 pp. (English). Hardcover. Second-hand. Condition: 4+. .
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Series Preface Preface

PART I. ANTICIPATING THE UNEXPECTED AS A FOCUS OF PUBLIC POLICY

1. Natural Hazards as Public Policy Problems

Introduction

Natural Hazards as Candidate Problems

Characteristics of the Public Policy System

Overview of Policy Assisting Study Approaches

An Integrative Model

Conclusion

References

2. Natural Hazards Characteristics and Mitigations

Earthquake Landslides Expansive Soil Riverine Flooding Storm Surge Tsunami Tornado

Hurricane Severe Wind Mitigation Strategies

Mitigation Strategies in Developing Countries References

3. Public Policy Approaches to Management of Natural Hazards

The Matrix of Policy Authority

Types of Hazard-Related Public Policies

U.S. Federal Natural Hazard Policies and Programs

State Land Use Policies

State Coastal Zone Regulations

Building Code Policy and Authority

International Differences in Public Policies toward Natural

Hazards Conclusion References

PART П. NATURAL HAZARDS RISK ASSESSMENT AND MITIGATION ANALYSIS

4. Methodologies for Hazard Analysis

Introduction

Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards

Hazard --- Exposure---Vulnerability Estimation

Cost Analysis Methods

Mitigation Cost Estimates

Cost Feasibility Analysis

Analysis of Social Impacts

Conclusion

References

5. Natural Hazard Exposure and Loss Analysis

Introduction

Natural Hazard Effects

Natural Hazard Loss Analysis (1970-2000)

Referent Effects and Problems

Cost Escalations in Catastrophic Losses

Federal Liability for Natural Hazard Losses

Interstate Tax Transfers Produced by Federal Liability for

Natural Hazard Losses Interstate Tax Transfers Produced by Other Federal Policies

Conclusion References

6. Natural Hazard Mitigation Costs and Impacts

Introduction

Estimate of Losses for Year 2000 Alternative Mitigation Strategies Loss Reduction Analysis Cost Analysis

Economic Payoffs from Major Mitigation Groups Social Payoffs from Major Mitigation Groups Conclusion References

7. Catastrophic Natural Hazard Occurrences

Introduction

Approach to Scenario Development Camille II

San Francisco Earthquake II Other Scenarios References

PART III. NATURAL HAZARDS POLICY PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION

8. Policy Makers, Stakeholders, and Candidate Public Problems

The Plight of the Policy Maker

Stakeholders in Natural Hazard Policy

Candidate Public Problems

Establishing Priorities

Federal Role

Conclusion

References

9. Constraints on Public Hazards Management Policy Making

Introduction Legal Constraints Sociopolitical Constraints Value Constraints Administrative Constraints Economic Constraints

Federal Constraints on State and Local Decision Making

Conclusion

References

10. Public Policy Alternatives

The Policy Options The Policy Plan

Action Possibilities for the Federal Government

Action Possibilities for State Governments

Action Possibilities for Local Units of Government

Action Possibilities for Private Entities

The Problem of Future Policy Making

References

Index


 
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