Disaster and Sociolegal Studies (Contemporary Society Series)

By: Sterett, Susan

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Legal governance of disaster brings both care and punishment to the upending of daily life of place-based disasters. National states use disasters to reorganize how they govern. This collection considers how law is implicated in disaster. The late modern expectation that states are to care for their population makes it particularly important to point out the limits to care-limits that appear less in the grand rhetoric than in the government reports, case-level decisionmaking, administrative rules, and criminalization that make up governing. These insightful essays feature leading scholars whose perspectives range across disasters around the world. Their findings point to reconsidering what states do in disaster, and how law enables and constrains action. The chapters...

Title: Disaster and Sociolegal Studies (Contemporary Society Series)

Author Name: Sterett, Susan

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Publisher: Quid Pro LLC:

ISBN Number: 1610272056

ISBN Number 13: 9781610272056

Binding: PAPERBACK

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