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

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments vii

Part One: Introduction and Natural Disasters ix

Chapter 1: Shrink the Targets 1
Chapter 2: "Natural" Disasters? 14

Part Two: Can Government Help? 41

Chapter 3: The Government Response: The First FEMA 43
Chapter 4: The Disaster after 9/11: The Department of Homeland Security and a New FEMA 68

Part Three: The Disastrous Private Sector 131

Chapter 5: Are Terrorists as Dangerous as Management? The Nuclear Plant Threat 133
Chapter 6: Better Vulnerability through Chemistry 174
Chapter 7: Disastrous Concentration in the National Power Grid 211
Chapter 8: Concentration and Terror on the Internet 248
Part Four: What Is to Be Done? 289
Chapter 9: The Enduring Sources of Failure: Organizational, Executive, and Regulatory 291

Appendix A Three Types of Redundancy 327
Appendix B Networks of Small Firms 331

Bibliography 335
Index 355

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