The Ecology of Public Policy Implementation

  • Daniel J. AleschEmail author
  • Lucy A. Arendt
  • William J. Petak
Part of the Environmental Hazards book series (ENHA)


we wrote that our study of the SB 1953 experience was initiated to help us answer three questions we considered central to understanding natural hazard public policy implementation, particularly when the policy focused on regulating the behavior and investments of others.


Policy Implementation Hazardous Event Hazard Mitigation Seismic Safety Substantive Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel J. Alesch
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lucy A. Arendt
    • 1
  • William J. Petak
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-Green BayGreen BayUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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