Disasters as Nonroutine Social Problems

November 1989 (VOL. 7, NO. 3)

Download this article

What is a disaster? Why ask the question? Does it make any difference how we answer either of these questions? Kreps has written a provocative and stimulating response to all three of these questions. Surely his response will stimulate others to ponder a wide range of issues in ways that they have not done so herertofore. After rereading his analysis several times, I identified three areas of personal reaction pertaining to: 1) convergence; divergence; and 3) disasters as non-routine social problems.