why societies collapse

View the weekly TED talk in the Lessons: jared diamond, why societies collapse
Reading: Rubin Chapters Three, Four, & Five.

Provide a reaction paper on the reading material. In approximately 1000 words, discuss the material in detail. Consider for inclusion in your discussion:

– The 1927 Mississippi flood and the contribution to the theories of response
– The Dust Bowl and the contribution to the theories of mitigation
– The 1947 Texas City explosions and the impact to the law
– Civil Defense and the 1950 Federal Disaster Relief Act
– Intergovernmental relationships in civil defense
– The disaster declaration system and early policy development
– The history of FEMA
– Modern federal mitigation, law, and policy
– Development of the Emergency Management profession





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