TITLE

Toward a New Risk Architecture: The Question of Catastrophe Risk Calculus

AUTHOR(S)
Michel-Kerjan, Erwann O.
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Social Research;Fall2008, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p819
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses changing ideas about the catastrophic during the 21st century. The difficulties faced by governments seeking to manage the infrastructure necessary for emergency management are assessed. The impact of political considerations on government finance of disaster relief efforts is considered. Issues relating to the relationship between public and private sector responsibilities in emergency management are considered. Issues relating to urbanization and the concentration of economic assets in hazard prone regions are addressed.
ACCESSION #
36117416

 

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