Seeds of Disaster Roots of Response

Author: Philip E. Auerswald
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458531
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the wake of 9/11 and hurricane Katrina, executives and policymakers are increasingly motivated to reduce the vulnerability of social and economic systems to disasters. Most prior work on 'critical infrastructure protection' has focused on the responsibilities and actions of government rather than on those of the private sector firms that provide most vital services. Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response is the first systematic attempt to understand how private decisions and operations affect public vulnerability. It describes effective and sustainable approaches - both business strategies and public policies - to ensure provision of critical services in the event of disaster. The authors are business leaders from multiple industries and are experts in risk analysis, economics, engineering, organization theory and public policy. The book shows the necessity of deeply rooted collaboration between private and public institutions, and the accountability and leadership required to progress from words to action.

Public Private Partnerships zur Bew ltigung von Elementarrisiken

Author: Damian Ritter von Doderer
Publisher: VVW GmbH
ISBN: 9783862981151
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Nicht zuletzt die mittelbar staatlich gestützte Übernahme und anschließende Verbriefung von privaten Kreditrisiken in den USA sowie die dadurch ausgelöste Finanzkrise zeigen die Schwierigkeiten der Abstimmung und institutionellen Umsetzung von öffentlicher und privater Risikotragung. In Deutschland werden die meisten existentiellen Risiken der Arbeitnehmer durch die Sozialversicherung finanziert. Die sonstigen Risiken und die Risiken der nicht sozialversicherungspflichtigen Bürger können über die Privatversicherung und vermehrt auch über den Kapitalmarkt abgesichert werden. Für besonders schwere und selten eintretende Ereignisse werden zunehmend Risikomanagementverfahren und Organisationsformen der Privat- und Sozialversicherung kombiniert. Es liegt nahe, neue und noch nicht ausdiskutierte Institutionen der "Public Private Partnership" (PPP) als Organisationsmodell zur Lösung ungelöster Versicherungsprobleme wissenschaftlich zu untersuchen. Damian Ritter von Doderer analysiert deshalb in seiner Dissertation die Erfolgsaussichten und Grenzen, aber auch die international unterschiedlichen Sichtweisen der Organisationsform PPP zur Versicherung von Elementarrisiken. Die Untersuchung baut auf Literatur aus den Bereichen Sozialpolitik, Wohlfahrtsökonomie, betriebswirtschaftlicher Risikoforschung, Organisationstheorie, Rechts- und Verwaltungswissenschaft sowie auf Veröffentlichungen von Unternehmensberatungen und Versicherern auf. Die Vielzahl der beteiligten Bereiche und Institutionen unterstreicht die Vielschichtigkeit dieses Problemfeldes und damit auch die Notwendigkeit seiner Strukturierung.

Managing Disasters through Public Private Partnerships

Author: Ami J. Abou-bakr
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589019512
Format: PDF, ePub
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, generated a great deal of discussion in public policy and disaster management circles about the importance of increasing national resilience to rebound from catastrophic events. Since the majority of physical and virtual networks that the United States relies upon are owned and operated by the private sector, a consensus has emerged that public-private partnerships (PPPs) are a crucial aspect of an effective resilience strategy. Significant barriers to cooperation persist, however, despite acknowledgment that public–private collaboration for managing disasters would be mutually beneficial. Managing Disasters through Public–Private Partnerships constitutes the first in-depth exploration of PPPs as tools of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and resilience in the United States. The author assesses the viability of PPPs at the federal level and explains why attempts to develop these partnerships have largely fallen short. The book assesses the recent history and current state of PPPs in the United States, with particular emphasis on the lessons of 9/11 and Katrina, and discusses two of the most significant PPPs in US history, the Federal Reserve System and the War Industries Board from World War I. The author develops two original frameworks to compare different kinds of PPPs and analyzes the critical factors that make them successes or failures, pointing toward ways to improve collaboration in the future. This book should be of interest to researchers and students in public policy, public administration, disaster management, infrastructure protection, and security; practitioners who work on public–private partnerships; and corporate as well as government emergency management professionals and specialists.

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Author: E. Goetz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387754628
Format: PDF, ePub
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The information infrastructure--comprising computers, embedded devices, networks and software systems--is vital to operations in every sector. Global business and industry, governments, and society itself, cannot function effectively if major components of the critical information infrastructure are degraded, disabled or destroyed. This book contains a selection of 27 edited papers from the First Annual IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection.

The Coming Prosperity

Author: Philip Auerswald
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199930848
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ours is the most dynamic era in human history. The benefits of four centuries of technological and organizational change are at last reaching a previously excluded global majority. This transformation will create large-scale opportunities in richer countries like the United States just as it has in poorer countries now in the ascent. In The Coming Prosperity, Philip E. Auerswald argues that it is time to overcome the outdated narratives of fear that dominate public discourse and to grasp the powerful momentum of progress. Acknowledging the gravity of today's greatest global challenges--like climate change, water scarcity, and rapid urbanization--Auerswald emphasizes that the choices we make today will determine the extent and reach of the coming prosperity. To make the most of this epochal transition, he writes, the key is entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs introduce new products and services, expand the range of global knowledge networks, and, most importantly, challenge established business interests, maintaining the vitality of mature capitalist economies and enhancing the viability of emerging ones. Auerswald frames narratives of inspiring entrepreneurs within the sweep of human history. The book's deft analysis of economic trends is enlivened by stories of entrepreneurs making an outsize difference in their communities and the world--people like Karim Khoja, who led the creation of the first mobile phone company in Afghanistan; Leila Janah, who is bringing digital-age opportunity to talented people trapped in refugee camps; and Victoria Hale, whose non-profit pharmaceutical company turned an orphan drug into a cure for black fever. Engagingly written and bracingly realistic about the prospects of our historical moment, The Coming Prosperity disarms the current narratives of fear and brings to light the vast new opportunities in the expanding global economy.

Disaster Response

Author: Debra A. Miller
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780737741346
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Collection of essays discussing issues surrounding governmental response to manmade or natural disasters.

The Edge of Disaster

Author: Stephen E. Flynn
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Format: PDF
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An expert on homeland security offers a revealing, thought-provoking analysis of America's growing vulnerability to natural and human disasters, using a series of potential scenarios, their causes, and their cascading consequences and proposing comprehensive, pragmatic solutions designed to prepare for, prevent, and cope with catastrophes of all kinds. 60,000 first printing.