Fostering Community Resilience: Homeland Security and Hurricane Katrina, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fostering Community Resilience

Homeland Security and Hurricane Katrina, 1st Edition

By Tom Lansford, Jack Covarrubias, Justin Miller


184 pages

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Hardback: 9781409402497
pub: 2010-09-28
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Using the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a case study, this book focuses on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and develops the concept of resilience and how it applies to Homeland Security in the aftermath of the worst natural disaster to hit the United States. Through the lens of the national response to Hurricane Katrina and the local lens of the recovery of the Mississippi Gulf Coast community, this work elucidates the particular qualities that make a community and a nation more resilient, discussing resilience as a concept and an application. Additionally, it explores in-depth the interconnected fields that comprise resilience; including economic, social, infrastructure, and political domains. By examining what went right, what went wrong, and what can be improved upon during the Mississippi Gulf Coast's recovery, scholars and policymakers can better understand community resilience not just as a concept, but also as a practice.


A Baker & Taylor Academic Essentials Title in Environmental and Other Disasters

About the Authors

Tom Lansford, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, USA, Jack Covarrubias, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, USA, Brian Carriere, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, USA and Justin Miller, Mississippi College School of Law, USA

About the Series

Homeland Security

Homeland Security
This series seeks to provide a body of case studies to explore the growing importance and prominence of homeland security to national defence policy and to examine the development of homeland security within the broader context of national defence policy in the United States and other major developed states. This series will identify and analyze the major threats that are particular to homeland security, as well as those that affect broader national security interests. Comparative studies will be used to elucidate the major similarities and differences in how states approach homeland security and works which advocate new or non-traditional approaches to homeland security. The series aims to integrate information from scholars and practitioners to provide works which will influence the policy debate and examine the ramifications of policy.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief