A new book on the management of the biggest disaster in recent U.S. history will be published:
Managing Hurricane Katrina: Lessons from a Mega-disaster
Arjen Boin, Christer Brown and James Richardson
Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge)
Here you will find our library of media links as discussed in the book:
Chapter 1. Hurricane Katrina Revisited: Reflecting on Success and Failures.
Chapter 2. Why didn’t they see it coming?
Chapter 3. Understanding the Unimaginable: Why Collective Sense-making Failed.
Chapter 4. Who’s in charge here? Coördinating a multi-level response.
Chapter 5. Meaning-making in Crisis: The determinal effects of missing narratives and escalating blame games.
Conclusion. Re-assessing the Katrina response: Lessons of a mega-disaster.
Map produced by Mary Lee Eggart