Mitigation and Financing of Seismic Risks: Turkish and International Perspectives

  • Paul R. Kleindorfer
  • Murat R. Sertel

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul R. Kleindorfer, Murat R. Sertel
      Pages 3-9
  3. Establishing the Infrastructure for Risk Quantification

  4. Mitigation and Mitigation Choice

  5. Recent Policy Developments in Turkey

  6. Insurance and Risk Transfer Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Martin Nell, Andreas Richter
      Pages 237-253

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul R. Kleindorfer
    • 1
  • Murat R. Sertel
    • 2
  1. 1.Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, The Wharton SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Foundation for Economic Design & Department of EconomicsBoğaziçi UniversityIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7099-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0806-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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