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

Michel-Kerjan, Erwann O.
September 2008
Social Research;Fall2008, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p819
Academic Journal
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.


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