The political economy of Hurricane Katrina and community rebound / edited by Emily Chamlee-Wright and Virgil Henry Storr

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Subjects: Hurricane Katrina, 2005--Economic aspects
New Orleans (La.)--Economic conditions--21st century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2010
Series: New thinking in political economy
New thinking in political economy
LC Classification: H, HV
Physical Description: x, 255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
1. Introduction: Uncertainty and discovery in a post-disaster context / Virgil Henry Storr 1
PART I. OVERCOMING UNCERTAINTY AND TAPPING THE CREATIVE POTENTIAL OF THE PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL SECTORS
2. Uncertainty in the post-Katrina Big Easy / Adam Martin 13
3. The use of knowledge in natural disaster relief management / Peter T. Leeson 31
4. Making hurricane response more effective: lessons from the private sector and the Coast Guard during Katrina / Steven Horwitz 46
5. Restricting reconstruction: occupational licensing and natural disasters / David Skarbek 72
PART II. RECOVERY FROM THE BOTTOM UP: PRIVATE CITIZENS LEVERAGING SOCIAL RESOURCES
6. The role of social entrepreneurship in post-Katrina community recovery / Virgil Henry Storr 87
7. Entrepreneurship and social networks in post-disaster environments / Petrik Runst 107
8. Rock me like a hurricane!: how music communities promote social capital adept for recovery / Daniel J. D'Amico 126
PART III. DISCOVERY AND RESPONSE IN COMPARATIVE CONTEXTS
9. Lessons from post-flood recovery of New Orleans and Prague / Daniel M. Rothschild 143
10. Earth, wind, and fire! Federalism and incentive in natural disaster response / Andrew Kashdan 159
PART IV. TAKING STOCK OF POST-KATRINA POLICY INITIATIVES
11. The Road Home: helping homeowners in the Gulf after Katrina / Anthony Skriba 185
12. School choice and post-Katrina New Orleans: an analysis / Joshua Hall 215
13. Improving academics in the aftermath: a case study of New Orleans' experiment with charter schools / Erin Marie Agemy 231
Index 253
Additional Authors: Chamlee-Wright, Emily, 1966-
Storr, Virgil Henry, 1975-
Notes: ISBN: 9781848442382 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1848442386 (hbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 502423109
ISBN/ISSN: 9781848442382
1848442386