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Preface. 1. Local Government Impacts on Resilience in Disaster. 2. Resilience, Vulnerability, and Neo-institutionalism. 3. Local Government Institutions in Disaster: Context and Complexity. 4. Public Procurement and Economic Development at the Local Level. 5. The New Orleans Region and Hurricane Katrina. 6. Palm Beach County and Hurricane Wilma. 7. Minot, North Dakota and the Mouse River Flood. 8. Toward Resilient Communities: Coming to Terms with the Threat.
Christopher L. Atkinson has taught courses in the School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. He received his PhD from Florida Atlantic University. His research interests include public management and policy studies, neo-institutionalism, regulation, and emergency management.
"Community disaster resilience recently has been utilized frequently and become a relevant framework for scholars and practitioners in the field of disaster management. This book contributes to the growing literature on community resilience with a specific emphasis on resiliency of business community in relation to local governance. The book not only provides theoretical perspectives on resilience but also offer practical insight for professionals in the field." -Naim Kapucu, University of Central Florida "Understanding business disaster planning is an important topic not only to small, medium, and large companies, but also to local government officials. This text gives prime examples of the impact of planning on the community as a whole." -Stacey Mann, Jacksonville State University