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The Resource The social roots of risk : producing disasters, promoting resilience, Kathleen Tierney

The social roots of risk : producing disasters, promoting resilience, Kathleen Tierney

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The social roots of risk : producing disasters, promoting resilience
Title
The social roots of risk
Title remainder
producing disasters, promoting resilience
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Tierney
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first decade of the 21st century saw a remarkable number of large-scale disasters. Earthquakes in Haiti and Sumatra underscored the serious economic consequences that catastrophic events can have on developing countries, while 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina showed that first world nations remain vulnerable. The Social Roots of Risk argues against the widespread notion that cataclysmic occurrences are singular events, driven by forces beyond our control. Instead, Kathleen Tierney contends that disasters of all types{u2014}be they natural, technological, or economic{u2014}are rooted in common social and institutional sources. Put another way, risks and disasters are produced by the social order itself{u2014}by governing bodies, organizations, and groups that push for economic growth, oppose risk-reducing regulation, and escape responsibility for tremendous losses when they occur. Considering a wide range of historical and looming events{u2014}from a potential mega-earthquake in Tokyo that would cause devastation far greater than what we saw in 2011, to BP's accident history prior to the 2010 blowout{u2014}Tierney illustrates trends in our behavior, connecting what seem like one-off events to illuminate historical patterns. Like risk, human resilience also emerges from the social order, and this book makes a powerful case that we already have a significant capacity to reduce the losses that disasters produce. A provocative rethinking of the way that we approach and remedy disasters, The Social Roots of Risk leaves readers with a better understanding of how our own actions make us vulnerable to the next big crisis{u2014}and what we can do to prevent it. --Provided by publisher
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Tierney, Kathleen J
Dewey number
302/.12
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1101
LC item number
.T54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
High reliability and crisis management
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk
  • Disasters
  • Risk management
  • Emergency management
Label
The social roots of risk : producing disasters, promoting resilience, Kathleen Tierney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Risking more, losing more : thinking about risk and resilience -- Looking back : the evolution of how we talk about risk -- A different perspective : the social production of risk -- Culture and the production of risk -- Organizations, institutions, and the production of risk -- Communities and societies at risk -- Defining resilience in relation to risk -- Adaptive resilience in the face of disasters -- Looking ahead : a move toward safety, or more of the same?
Control code
865536946
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780804791397
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014010892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)865536946
Label
The social roots of risk : producing disasters, promoting resilience, Kathleen Tierney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Risking more, losing more : thinking about risk and resilience -- Looking back : the evolution of how we talk about risk -- A different perspective : the social production of risk -- Culture and the production of risk -- Organizations, institutions, and the production of risk -- Communities and societies at risk -- Defining resilience in relation to risk -- Adaptive resilience in the face of disasters -- Looking ahead : a move toward safety, or more of the same?
Control code
865536946
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780804791397
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014010892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)865536946

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