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Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Hugh Pemberton, Pat Thane, and Noel Whiteside (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

British pensions are in crisis. Yet in all the discussion of what exactly the crisis consists of, and how it might be addressed, attention to the history of how the crisis has come about is ... More


The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

When the images of desperate, hungry, thirsty, sick, mostly black people circulated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it became apparent to the whole country that race did indeed matter when it ... More


There Arose a Dearth – The Grain Market in Crisis

Karen J. Cullen

in Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638871
eISBN:
9780748653508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638871.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter focuses on the ways in which adverse weather conditions impacted upon the supply and price of grain. The famine was described by Smout as ‘a terrible instance of the vulnerability of a ... More


The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Nigeria

Aderibigbe S. Olomola

in Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The food crisis of 2008 in Nigeria was influenced by price changes in the world market and the escalation of the price of imported fuel into Nigeria which led to sharp increases in the prices of ... More


The Wrong Complexion for Protection: Response to Toxic Contamination

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the government's response to toxic contamination in African American communities and the health consequences for the residents of those communities. It begins with an overview ... More


The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Bangladesh

Selim Raihan

in Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Global food price hikes during 2007–8 resulted in a sharp rise in staple food prices in Bangladesh. Poor and marginalized households were particularly vulnerable to such an adverse situation as their ... More


The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Senegal

Danielle Resnick

in Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Since independence, Senegal has been highly reliant on international markets to meet its food needs, this tendency has only increased with rapid levels of urbanization in recent decades. Poor ... More


The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in China

Jikun Huang, Jun Yang, and Scott Rozelle

in Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The overall goal of this chapter is to analyse the political economy of food price policies in China during the global food crisis. The results show that given China’s unique economic and political ... More


Law

Christopher B. Strain

in Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032399
eISBN:
9780813038919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032399.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the government's response to the arsons. The government responded vigorously to allegations of white racists burning black churches in the South. When publicity about the church ... More


Nightmare on Eno Road: Poisoned Water and Toxic Racism in Dickson, Tennessee

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how incompetent government response to disasters endangers the health and safety of African Americans by focusing on the case of the town of Dickson in Tennessee. Dickson is the ... More


The Quest for Integration

Susan Owens

in Knowledge, Policy, and Expertise: The UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1970–2011

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198294658
eISBN:
9780191802171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294658.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on two studies, separated by a quarter of a century, in which the Commission took a critical look at institutional structures and the conceptual underpinnings of environmental ... More


The Circumstances of Influence

Susan Owens

in Knowledge, Policy, and Expertise: The UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1970–2011

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198294658
eISBN:
9780191802171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294658.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the ways in which the Commission’s ideas came to have effect, and on the conditions in which they were most or least likely to do so. The Commission had impact, but its ... More


September 11: The Aftermath

Michael Barkun

in A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, it was said that nothing would be the same again. They were aided by the ambiguity of the initial media reports, which ... More


Recovery and Reconstruction in Post-Katrina New Orleans: A Time for Healing and Renewal

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how Hurricane Katrina exposed the limitation of local, state, and federal government operations to implement an effective emergency preparedness and response plan. It first ... More


The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Egypt

Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim

in Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The study focuses on the period 2004–9 during which Egypt experienced food crisis. The political economy context on how the government responded to the crisis is analysed while pinpointing to what ... More


Living and Dying on the Fenceline: Response to Industrial Accidents

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines government response to disasters by presenting presents case studies of industrial accidents and other incidents that have affected African Americans dating back to the early ... More


The Legacy of Bias: Hurricanes, Droughts, and Floods

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how bias figures in government response to disasters such as hurricanes, droughts, and floods. Focusing on natural disasters that have occurred over the past eight decades, ... More


Introduction: Anatomy of Vulnerability

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores government responses to natural and man-made disasters, from hurricanes to bioterrorist attacks, and their impact on African American communities in the southern United States. ... More


Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Barry Jean Ancelet, Marcia Gaudet, and Carl Lindahl (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book chronicles the brave and creative acts through which Gulf Coast people rescued their neighbors during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ordinary citizens joined in with ... More


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