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The Political Economy of Hurricane Katrina and Community Rebound

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  • Emily Chamlee-Wright
  • Virgil Henry Storr
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In 2005 Hurricane Katrina posed an unprecedented set of challenges to formal and informal systems of disaster response and recovery. Informed by the Virginia School of Political Economy, the contributors to this study critically examine the public policy environment that led to both successes and failures in the post-Katrina disaster response and long-term recovery. Building from this perspective, this book lends critical insight into the nature of the social coordination problems disasters present, the potential for public policy to play a positive role, and the inherent limitations policymakers face in overcoming the myriad challenges that are a product of catastrophic disaster.

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This book is provided by Edward Elgar Publishing in its series Books with number 13375 and published in 2010.
ISBN: 9781848442382
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  1. Emily Chamlee-Wright, 2008. "Signaling effects of commercial and civil society in post-Katrina reconstruction," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 35(8), pages 615-626, July.
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