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Disasters, disaster policy, disaster recovery


Comprehensive history of the evolution of federal disaster law and policy in the United States including hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, civil defense, economic recovery, and other aspects of the federal disaster management structure. Empasizes practical, political, legal and policies influences and implications related to the dynamic and ever-changing process by which hazards and disasters are managed in the United States.

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