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Mitigation and Financing of Seismic Risks : Turkish and International Perspectives - Paul R. Kleindorfer

Mitigation and Financing of Seismic Risks

Turkish and International Perspectives

By: Paul R. Kleindorfer (Editor), Murat R. Sertel (Editor)

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Huge economic losses from natural disasters, including nearly 100 000 fatalities world wide in 1999 alone, gave rise to a renewed recognition by government, industry and the public that national governments and international agencies cannot simply go on as they have in the past. Changes in financial cover, better enforcement procedures for building standards, better business contingency planning, and well developed emergency response were demanded from all sides. In this volume an international group of experts present recent research on the variety of approaches adopted by different countries to assess natural hazard risks and the incentives for mitigating and financing them, the particular focus being in earthquake risks. The volume also presents an in-depth summary of recent reforms in Turkey related to seismic risks, with comparative research from many other countries. Linkages are emphasised between science and engineering infrastructure, insurance and risk management, and public policy.

Authors
Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction
Introduction and Overview of the Proceedings
Establishing the Infrastructure for Risk Quantification
Modeling and Quantification of Earthquake Risk: Application to Emerging Economies
Challenges in Marine Seismology in the Aegean Region
Seismic Risk in Romania: Features and Countermeasures
Mitigation Mitigation Choice
Public-Private Partnerships for Reducing Seismic Risk Losses
Intertemporal Choice under Uncertainty: A Behavioral Perspective
A Social Decision Analysis of the Earthqueake Safety Problem: The Case of Existing Los Angeles Buildings
Improving the Safety of Urban Areas through `Local Seismic Cultures': From the Umbria 1997 Earthquake to Co-operation in the Mediterranean
Recent Policy Developments in Turkey
Structural and Educational Dimensions of Earthquake Mitigation in Turkey
Revision of the Turkish Development Law No. 3194 Governing Urban Development and Land Use Planning
Recent Changes in Turkish Disasters Policy: A Strategical Reorientation?
Insurance and Risk Transfer Mechanisms
Alternative Risk Transfer Mechanisms for Seismic Risks
Considerations Behind the Compulsory Insurance with Earthquake Coverage
Derivative Effects of the 1999 Earthquake in Taiwan to U.S. Personal Computer Manufacturers
Insurance Markets for Earthquake Risks in Turkey: An Overview
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ISBN: 9780792370994
ISBN-10: 0792370996
Series: NATO Science Series: Iv: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 31st July 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48