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Do Catastrophes Teach Policy Makers?


Richard T. Sylves is a professor of political science and a senior policy fellow at the University of Delaware. He was an appointed member of the National Academy of Science, Disasters Roundtable in 2002–2005. He has published three books, and a fourth, Disaster Politics and Policy, is forthcoming from CQ Press. He researches disaster policy.

Bruce Lindsay is a doctoral student in the University of Delaware’s Energy and Environmental Policy program, concentrating on disaster policy. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver.

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