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Special Issue: Cassandra's Curse : The Law and Foreseeable Future Disasters (Hardcover)

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Editors Sarat, Burton, and Sun have collected contributions from several experts in the law and disaster mitigation in this special volume. The eight selections that make up the volume cover the myths that we live and die by as a culture, the law’s moral purpose in the “Cassandra Zone,” the various symbolic, cognitive, and structural obstacles to formulating effective disaster policy, disaster mismanagement in the face of climate change, and a variety of other related subjects. Austin Sarat is a faculty member of Amherst College, Massachusetts. Lloyd Burton is a faculty member of the University of Colorado Denver. Lisa Grow Sun is a faculty member of Brigham Young University, Utah. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This special issue of Studies in Law, Politics, and Society examines the relationship between law and disasters. The papers come from members of the Collaborative Research Network on the Jurisprudence of Disasters within the Law and Society Association. This network was formed in 2012 at a conference held by the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, titled ?Workshop on Disasters and Sociolegal Studies.?
The volume addresses the 'myths' of contemporary disaster law and policy, such as that of society's ?invincibility?. The papers examine specific cases such as the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, bushfire management in Australia and wildfire prevention in the Mediterranean, as well as providing broader analysis and comment on global disaster law and policy.
Edition: Special
Number of Pages: 230
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Disasters + Disaster Relief, General
Series Title: Studies in Law Politics and Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Emerald Group Pub Ltd
Language: English
Street Date: October 23, 2015
TCIN: 46778431
UPC: 9781785602993
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-1724
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