Disaster response

Scholarly Publications

Participatory risk network analysis: A tool for disaster reduction practitioners

March 2017

Disaster risk is the product of a complex set of networked processes. Development professionals often use participatory tools to help understand disasters.

The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

December 2011

Charles Perrow is famous worldwide for his ideas about normal accidents, the notion that multiple and unexpected failures--catastrophes waiting to happen--are built into our society's complex...

Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats

March 2009

The post-World War II fabric of global security, designed and maintained by the United States, has dangerously frayed.

Other Publications

Fukushima and the Inevitability of Accidents

November 2011

Abstract Governments regulate risky industrial systems such as nuclear power plants in hopes of making them less risky, and a variety of formal and informal warning systems can help society avoid...

Readiness in the Post-Katrina and Post-9/11 World: An Evaluation of the New National Response Framework

September 2007

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) draft National Response Framework proposes much-needed improvements for disaster preparedness and response.

Day After, The: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast

May 2007

On April 19, 2007, the Preventive Defense Project convened a workshop of leading federal government civilian and military officials, scientists, policy experts, and journalists to address the...

News

CISAC hosts homeland security forum

August 2008

Private sector leaders, senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, and academic experts convened at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) for a forum on...

Paul Stockton joins CISAC, researches homeland security policy

November 2006

Paul Stockton joined CISAC this fall as a senior research scholar, bringing academic and political experience in homeland security policy issues.