The Social Roots of Risk: Producing Disasters, Promoting Resilience (High Reliability and Crisis Management) (Paperback)
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Rather than acts of God or random acts of nature, The Social Roots of Risk argues that hazards, disasters, and crises of all sorts are produced by the social order itself-that the routine activities of institutions, organizations, and groups invite risk into our lives and put us in harms way.
About the Author
Kathleen Tierney is Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Director of its Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center.