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Futureproof: How to Build Resilience in an Uncertain World

Jon Coaffee

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300228670
eISBN:
9780300244953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228670.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku ‘Triple Disaster’ of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises ... More


Trauma and Consumption

Adrian Parr

in Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory and the Politics of Trauma

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627547
eISBN:
9780748652433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter aims to trace what happens to the subjective essence of memory once the initial impact of trauma subsides, and the way in which this essence is then swiftly conjugated by the axiomatic ... More


False Choices and Black Boxes: The Costs of Limited Data

Michael R. Powers

in Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153676
eISBN:
9780231527057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153676.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In recent decades, governments, corporations, and ordinary citizens the world over have become more aware of the potential impact of extreme-event, or catastrophe, risks. Dramatic events such as the ... More


Overextended Infrastructure

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter considers the quantity rather than quality of infrastructure to figure out how much is enough. An issue that matters to municipalities with limited tax bases and the federal government’s ... More


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