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Stress Testing the USA

Public Policy and Reaction to Disaster Events

Authors: Short, John Rennie

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  • Offers novel approach to understanding disasters and disaster management and response
  • Provides a timely analysis of the U.S. policy response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
  • Represents a major updating of the previous edition with extended material in all chapters as well as a new chapter on COVID-19
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Stress tests highlight a system’s weak spots. This second edition provides a stress testing of the United States by exploring in detail the background to the disasters of the War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina, the financial crisis, the Gulf oil spill and the COVID-19 epidemic. These major stresses—the country’s longest war, its biggest natural disaster, its biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression, its biggest oil spill and its worst pandemic since the influenza pandemic of 1918—tell us much about structural flaws in the United States. This book explores each of these events in detail to locate the seed of the disasters, and highlights what we have learned and not learned from these stress tests.


About the authors

John Rennie Short is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA. He is the author of 50 books, and his work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese. His essays have appeared in, amongst others, Business Insider, Conversation, Market Watch, Newsweek, Quartz, Salon, Slate, Time, Washington Post and World Economic Forum.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-65998-1
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stress Testing the USA
Book Subtitle
Public Policy and Reaction to Disaster Events
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65999-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65999-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65998-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
V, 188
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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