'You Can Do it, We Can Help'...'Improving Home Improvement' after Disasters with 'Brand Names You Know and Trust?'

Homeland Security Review, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 2005)

12 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2015

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Kevin H. Govern

Ave Maria University - Ave Maria School of Law

Date Written: Winter 2005

Abstract

America's focus on fighting war and terror has shifted in the recent past to another challenge -- battling the ravages of natural disasters, tending to the sick, wounded, displaced and dead, rebuilding, and creating preventive measures in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Much of the public debate surrounding these events has centered on the "blame game," and how private industry could do a better job of disaster relief than what the Louisiana State and US Federal Governments have done in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Rather than focusing on the flaws in state and Federal responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as "major disasters," I intend to review the legal and political capabilities to plan for and respond to future crises. This essay will also be an exposition on the "state of the law and policy" with respect to public-private cooperation and how the Federal government can, does, and should organize disaster response.

Keywords: Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Katrina, Disaster Relief, Federal Government, State Government, Major Disasters, Disaster Response, War, Terror, War on Terrorism

JEL Classification: H56, J18, D73, D74, D78

Suggested Citation

Govern, Kevin H., 'You Can Do it, We Can Help'...'Improving Home Improvement' after Disasters with 'Brand Names You Know and Trust?' (Winter 2005). Homeland Security Review, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2632785

Kevin H. Govern (Contact Author)

Ave Maria University - Ave Maria School of Law ( email )

1025 Commons Circle
Naples, FL 34119
United States
(239) 687-5390 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.avemarialaw.edu/faculty/kevin-h-govern/

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