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Author Alesch, Daniel J.

Title Natural hazard mitigation policy : implementation, organizational choice, and contextual dynamics / Daniel J. Alesch, Lucy A. Arendt, William J. Petak
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 238 pages) : illustrations
Series Environmental hazards
Environmental hazards.
Contents The Starting Point: A Confluence of Questions About Policy Design and Implementation -- pt. I. SB 1953: The Origins and the Experience Through 2010 -- Origins and History of California Seismic Building Retrofi t Regulations The Road to SB 1953 SB 1953: The Law, the Program, and the Implementation Challenge Implementing SB 1953: 1998 into 2005 Implementation: Circa 2005 Through 2010 pt. II. Obstacles to Implementation: The Usual Suspects OSHPD, Administrative Agencies in General, and Implementing SB 1953 pt. III. Beyond the Usual Suspects: The Regulated Parties, Prerequisites to Action, and the Hazard Mitigation Investment Decision Organizational Responses: Introduction to Hazard Mitigation Investment Decision Making in Hospitals Prerequisites to Organizational Action Organizational Differences in Hazard Mitigation Investment Decision Making: Inside the Organization Organizational Differences in Hazard Mitigation Investment Decision Making: Outside the Organization pt. IV. Beyond the Usual Suspects: Public Policy Design and Contextual Dynamics Mindsets, Policy Design, Congruence, and Related Obstacles to Policy Implementation Dynamic Contexts and Public Policy Implementation pt. V. Putting It All Together The Ecology of Public Policy Implementation
Summary "The negative consequences of natural hazard events are staggering and growing. Governments are acting to increase community resilience, reduce losses, and facilitate recovery, but these actions do not always yield anticipated consequences. This book is a compelling interdisciplinary analysis of California's efforts to ensure that acute care hospitals survive earthquakes and continue to function in the aftermath. The book weaves together several threads essential to understanding the effectiveness of public policies intended to reduce the consequences of natural hazard events: public policy design and administration, the hazard mitigation investment decision made by targeted organizations, and contextual dynamics."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hospitals -- California -- Administration.
Emergency management -- California.
Hazard mitigation -- California.
Disaster Planning -- economics.
Disaster Planning -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Hospital Design and Construction -- economics.
Hospital Design and Construction -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Public Policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Arendt, Lucy A.
Petak, William J.
LC no. 2011939300
ISBN 9400722346 (electronic bk.)
9400722354 (electronic bk.)
9789400722347 (electronic bk.)
9789400722354 (electronic bk.)