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Disaster and the Politics of Intervention


Disaster and the Politics of Intervention
Edited by
Andrew Lakoff

Columbia University Press, May 2010
160 pages, $15.00 (paperback)

Reviewed by Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil

Tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes, pandemics, global warming, and financial crises: lately, catastrophes have become part of a larger conversation about the varied nature of disaster and intervention. Bridging case studies of disasters from around the globe, …