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Volume 75, Number 3, Fall 2008

Table of Contents

Disasters: Recipes and Remedies

Endangered Scholars Worldwide

pp. v-vii

Editor’s Introduction

pp. ix-x

Part I: Definitions: What We Talk about When We Talk about Disasters

Introduction: What We Talk about When We Talk about Disasters

pp. 655-658

A Physical Science Perspective on Disaster: Through the Prism of Global Warming

pp. 659-668

Possibilistic Thinking: A New Conceptual Tool for Thinking about Extreme Events

pp. 669-690

Preconditions of Disaster: Premonitions of Tragedy

pp. 691-724

Part II: Acquiring Vulnerabilities that Potentiate Disasters

Introduction: The Potential for Catastrophe

pp. 727-732

Disasters Evermore?: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

pp. 733-752

Differential Vulnerabilities: Environmental and Economic Inequality and Government Response to Unnatural Disasters

pp. 753-784

Population Vulnerabilities, Preconditions, and the Consequences of Disasters

pp. 785-792

The Politics of Infrastructure

pp. 793-804

Part III: Keynote Address

Disaster Planning and Preparedness: A Human Story

pp. 807-814

Part IV: What “Really” Happens When Disasters Happen: Preparations and Responses

Introduction: What “Really” Happens When Disasters Happen: Preparations and Responses

pp. 817-818

Toward a New Risk Architecture: The Question of Catastrophe Risk Calculus

pp. 819-854

Fear, Denial, and Sensible Action in the Face of Disasters

pp. 855-872

Conventional Beliefs and Counterintuitive Realities

pp. 873-904

Reducing Losses from Catastrophic Risks through Long-Term Insurance and Mitigation

pp. 905-930

Part V: The Impact of Disasters on Human Development

Introduction: Thinking Possibilistically in a Probabilistic World

pp. 933-936

Disaster Impacts: Implications and Policy Responses

pp. 937-954

Risk, Migration, and Rural Financial Markets: Evidence from Earthquakes in El Salvador

pp. 955-992

After the Storm: Rebuilding Cities upon Reflexive Infrastructure

pp. 993-1014

Disasters and Health: Distress, Disorders, and Disaster Behaviors in Communities, Neighborhoods, and Nations

pp. 1015-1028

Notes on Contributors

pp. 1033-1034

Research Areas


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