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Disaster Relief and Management: Readiness, Response, and Recovery

Golam M. Mathbor

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses the role of social work in disaster relief and management. Social workers need to be prepared in anticipation of disaster rather than waiting until disaster strikes. Social ... More


Institutionalizing and Implementing the Disaster Relief Norm: The League of Red Cross Societies and the International Relief Union

Scott D. Watson

in Implementation and World Politics: How International Norms Change Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712787
eISBN:
9780191781162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712787.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the implementation and institutionalization of the international disaster relief norm. Placing the emergence of this norm in the late nineteenth century with changing ... More


Crafting the Depression

Michele Landis Dauber

in The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923482
eISBN:
9780226923505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter shows how La Follette and later advocates for the New Deal called upon the history of social provision for disaster victims to make an argument that the Depression was a disaster that ... More


Building the Sympathetic State

Michele Landis Dauber

in The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923482
eISBN:
9780226923505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter details the growth of disaster relief appropriations, both in number and in scale, over the course of the century leading up to the New Deal. This occurred during precisely the period ... More


Disaster Relief and the Welfare State

Michele Landis Dauber

in The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923482
eISBN:
9780226923505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter begins with a review of the history of federal disaster relief. This is followed by an overview of the subsequent chapters. It then addresses the question of why scholars ... More


Innovations

Michele Landis Dauber

in The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923482
eISBN:
9780226923505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter shows that deference to precedent and the early crystallization of the basic structure of the disaster narrative did not preclude innovation in what counted as a “disaster.” Instead, it ... More


Introduction

Jacob A. C. Remes

in Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039836
eISBN:
9780252097942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039836.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers a social history of the tension between the state's often bumbling attempts to help and control, on one hand, and citizens' work to receive that help and reject control during ... More


Federal Financial Exposure to Natural Catastrophe Risk

J. David Cummins, Michael Suher, and George Zanjani

in Measuring and Managing Federal Financial Risk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226496580
eISBN:
9780226496597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496597.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter draws on a wide variety of government and private-sector data sources to document the size and causes of various expenditures from 1989 to 2008. The analysis suggests that these ... More


At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The United States and other nations are facing large-scale risks at an accelerating rhythm. In 2005, three major hurricanes—Katrina, Rita, and Wilma—made landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast within a ... More


Rural–Urban Migration and Contextualized Institutional Choices in Rural China

Jie Lu

in Varieties of Governance in China: Migration and Institutional Change in Chinese Villages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199378746
eISBN:
9780199378760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378746.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter moves beyond the induced changes in social environments and focuses on villagers' choices among institutional solutions for handling issues as well as on their assessment of institutions ... More


“A Desirable Measure of Responsibility”: Halifax’s Churches and Unions Respond to the Progressive State

Jacob A. C. Remes

in Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039836
eISBN:
9780252097942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039836.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how the Halifax explosion changed local churches and unions, as well as the ways that membership in a church or union altered the individuals' and families' experiences of the ... More


The Spreading Delta

Michele Landis Dauber

in The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923482
eISBN:
9780226923505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the role of disaster relief in the development of constitutional doctrines regarding the powers of Congress during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beginning ... More


Conclusion: Cities of Comrades

Jacob A. C. Remes

in Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039836
eISBN:
9780252097942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039836.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book has explored the tensions generated by disasters over issues of power and politics as well as the growth of the interventionist state during the Progressive Era. It has shown how Salemites ... More


Defining the Problem: Begging bowls and benefactors

Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon

in Dull Disasters?: How planning ahead will make a difference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198785576
eISBN:
9780191827440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785576.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The post-disaster relationships between national and subnational governments, government and farmers, government and homeowners, and government and the international humanitarian system often take ... More


“The Relief Would Have Had to Pay Someone”: Halifax Families and the Work of Relief

Jacob A. C. Remes

in Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039836
eISBN:
9780252097942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039836.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how the people of Halifax integrated disaster relief aid into their complex family economies following the explosion. Relief workers and managers offered aid that seemed obvious ... More


Living in a Sympathetic State

Michele Landis Dauber

in The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923482
eISBN:
9780226923505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter considers the importance of disaster relief to the American state. It discusses how relief programs become more vulnerable to criticism the longer they last, and argues that permanent ... More


The Grace of Volunteers

James Patterson Smith

in Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030239
eISBN:
9781617030246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030239.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes the role of volunteers at the time of Katrina. Before the storm crashed onto the Mississippi Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, ordinary people across the United States mobilized. ... More


Development as Delivery

Stuart Rutherford

in The Pledge: ASA, Peasant Politics, and Microfinance in the Development of Bangladesh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380651
eISBN:
9780199869312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380651.003.10005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Disappointed with ASA's program of social action, and fearing that his donors would desert him, Choudhury turned ASA into a more conventional NGO that delivered services in the countryside, mostly in ... More


“It Is Easy Enough to Establish Camps”: Geographies of Community and Resistance in Burned Salem

Jacob A. C. Remes

in Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039836
eISBN:
9780252097942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039836.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the geographies of community and resistance in Salem following the fire. The Salem fire created immediate and pressing problems for residents: where to sleep and what to eat. ... More


Bring in the Professionals

Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon

in Dull Disasters?: How planning ahead will make a difference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198785576
eISBN:
9780191827440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785576.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Good planning is based on an iterative dialogue among scientists, bureaucrats, implementers, and financiers about what or who is to be protected, how, and how much it will cost. A good plan will ... More


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