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2007

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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 May 2007

Disaster Response In The United States Of America: An Analysis Of The Bureaucratic And Political History Of A Failing System, Andrew S. Mener

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

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.