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It is impossible to avoid the constant media barrage of reports detailing human-made and natural disasters and amplifying the threat of such disasters. Beyond the news headlines, recent disasters have prompted the restructuring of the U.S. government, namely, the formation of the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). With the ever-present prospect of disaster from hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, landslides, drought, winter storms, nuclear accidents, terrorist attacks, and chemical contamination, the role of government in protecting the population seems more important than ever. Disaster Response provides an overview of the history of the topic and issues surrounding it, ranging from natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, to terrorist attacks, such as those that occurred on September 11,2001. Documents such as Disaster Assistance Available from FEMA and contemporary court cases such as Lyng, Secretary of Agriculture, et al. v. Payne, et al. are included. These and other documents provide multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding this issue while also plotting a course for the future of disaster response.
Each volume of the Viva Library in a Book series is carefully designed to be a first-stop research source on important current issues. Written clearly and carefully so that even the most complex aspects of the topic are easily understandable, the books give the reader the essential information to begin work, plus the research tools needed to delve more deeply into the issues. Each book includes a history of the subject, biographical information on important figures in the field, a complete annotated bibliography, and a carefully designed index' everything the researcher needs to get down to work.
In one volume, all the essential tools:
Students and Academicians of Disaster Management and Emergency Management.
Part I: Overview of the Topic
Chapter 1: Introduction to Disaster Response
Chapter 2: The Law and Disaster Response
Chapter 3: Chronology
Chapter 4: Biographical Listing
Chapter 5: Glossary
Part II: Guide to Further Research
Chapter 6: How to Research Disaster Response
Chapter 7: Annotated Bibliography
Chapter 8: Organizations and Agencies
Part III: Appendices
Appendix A: 30 Tips for Emergency Preparedness
Appendix B: Disaster Assistance Available from FEMA
Appendix C: Selections from the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288) as Amended
Appendix D: FEMA Organizational Chart
About the Author:
Fred C. Pampel holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is currently a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published several scholarly books and dozens of articles in professional journals on the topics of aging, population, health, and social inequality. A member of the American Sociological Association, he has also published textbooks on sociological theory and social statistics.