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Disaster Response in the United States of America: An Analysis of the Bureaucratic and Political History of a Failing System

Andrew S. Mener, University of Pennsylvania

Division: Social Sciences

Dept/Program: Political Science

Document Type: Undergraduate Student Research

Mentor(s): John DiIulio, Jr.

Date of this Version: 10 May 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.

 

Abstract

Disaster Response in the United States is plagued by bureaucratic and political obstacles. This paper analyzes the complete history of disaster response in the United States from the 19th century to the present. Specific attention is given to the establishment of FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The conclusion offers one possible suggestion to improve American disaster response.

Discipline(s)

American Politics

Suggested Citation

Mener, Andrew S., "Disaster Response in the United States of America: An Analysis of the Bureaucratic and Political History of a Failing System" 10 May 2007. CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal, University of Pennsylvania, https://repository.upenn.edu/curej/63.

Date Posted: 14 June 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.

 

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