Cover

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Front Matter

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Contents

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List of Tables

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p. ix

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Preface

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pp. xi-xii

In 2010 and 2011 the world watched as an Icelandic volcano brought European air travel to a standstill, was horrified at the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, and was appalled by the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan. Disasters, be they caused by nature or man, occur and invariably affect the...

List of Abbreviations

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pp. xiii-xiv

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Introduction

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pp. 1-14

In Managing Disasters through Public–Private Partnerships, I examine the viability of public–private partnerships (PPP) as tools of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and resilience in the United States.1 I explore how and why “disaster-oriented PPPs” developed in the United States, understand the infrastructures...

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CHAPTER ONE: The Emergence of Disaster-Oriented PPPs

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pp. 15-42

In the last decade the United States has witnessed no fewer than twenty-one significant disasters within its borders. These include natural and man-made disasters that range from devastating terrorist attacks to catastrophic floods, hurricanes, electrical blackouts, and wildfires.1 Beyond its borders, the United States has...

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CHAPTER TWO: Assessing Disaster-Oriented PPPs

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pp. 43-90

Although there is general agreement among industry, government, and the public in the United States that public–private cooperation is in their shared interests, significant barriers to cooperation remain. Despite the clear progression of policy designed to facilitate cooperation, there has been a significant gap between policymaking...

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CHAPTER THREE: The Federal Reserve, a Strategic Alliance

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pp. 91-129

The concept of a public–private partnership for disaster management is in its infancy in the United States. While there is a widespread sense that cross-sector cooperation is imperative, there no clear way forward. In this chapter I aim to determine if any lessons from an established, strategic cross-sector partnership (the Federal Reserve...

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CHAPTER FOUR: The War Industries Board, a Responsive Alliance

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pp. 130-170

Responsive alliances are created as a reaction to a particular crisis and are established not to resolve the cause of the crisis itself but to face a national challenge that has developed because of crisis. In the case of the World War I crisis, the War Industries Board (WIB) was established as a responsive cross-sector partnership to...

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CHAPTER FIVE: Comparing the Frameworks and the Identity Crisis of Disaster-Oriented PPPs

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pp. 171-193

The previous chapters explore disaster-oriented PPPs, the Fed, and WIB in depth. This chapter compares and contrasts each of the organizations to one another to determine whether disaster-oriented PPPs are more suited to a strategic or responsive framework and to establish the degree to which the seven critical factors...

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Conclusion

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pp. 195-200

As an emerging topic of research, this book draws together empirical and historical research to provide the first comprehensive assessment of disaster-oriented public–private partnerships. This book explores, debates, analyzes, and compares disaster-oriented PPPs, the Fed, and the WIB to accomplish two primary objectives. The...

Appendix: Interview Participants

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pp. 201-202

Bibliography

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pp. 203-216

Index

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pp. 217-227