Reducing earthquake risk: Alternative policy processes

Title: Reducing earthquake risk: Alternative policy processes
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 1987
Published In: Project Appraisal
Description: Developing effective environmental policies involves diverse parties-at-interest in complex, long-term relationships. This paper addresses policies to mitigate risks to structures from earthquakes in the Southeastern United States. This problem is characterized by a lack of perceived risk, despite expert consensus that a substantial physical risk exists. We first present a general model of the environmental policy actions that might be taken. This model is then used to weigh a dozen alternative policy strategies that have been advocated in certain contexts. We conclude that a limited set of strategies offer promise for this “10% risk; 10% solution” situation. © 1987 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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Citation: Project Appraisal. 2. Issue 4. 210 - 220. ISSN 0268-8867. DOI 10.1080/02688867.1987.9726634.
Related Departments:
  • School of Public Policy