Designing Resilience: Preparing for Extreme Events by Louise K. Comfort,Arjen Boin,Chris C. Demchak

By Louise K. Comfort,Arjen Boin,Chris C. Demchak

In the wake of critical climatic occasions and terrorist acts, and the emergence of harmful applied sciences, groups, countries, and international enterprises have diligently sought to create thoughts to arrange for such occasions. Designing Resilience provides case reviews of maximum occasions and analyzes the facility of affected contributors, associations, governments, and technological structures to deal with disaster.

This quantity defines resilience because it pertains to catastrophe administration at particular phases: mitigation, prevention, instruction, and reaction and restoration. The e-book illustrates versions in which to judge resilience at degrees starting from participants to NGOs to governmental jurisdictions and examines how resilience will be constructed and sustained. a bunch or nation’s skill to resist occasions and emerge from them with their critical associations intact is on the middle of resilience. caliber of reaction, ability to improvise, coordination, flexibility, and patience also are determinants. person case reviews, together with storm Katrina within the usa, the London bombings, and French preparedness for the Avian flu, exhibit powerful and useless strategies.

The participants demonstrate how the complexity and international interconnectivity of recent systems—whether they're governments, cellular populations, energy grids, monetary structures, or the Internet—have transcended borders and created a brand new point of publicity that has made them in particular prone to severe occasions. but those far-reaching international platforms additionally own the facility to alert and reply at larger speeds than ever before.

The authors examine particular features of resilient systems—the features they own and the way they turn into resilient—to be sure if there are methods to construct a approach of resilience from the floor up. As such, Designing Resilience will tell a huge variety of scholars and students in parts of public management, public coverage, and the social sciences.

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