The L'Aquila Earthquake of 6 April 2009 and Italian Government Policy on Disaster Response

  title={The L'Aquila Earthquake of 6 April 2009 and Italian Government Policy on Disaster Response},
  author={David E. Alexander},
  journal={Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research},
  pages={325 - 342}
  • D. Alexander
  • Published 15 October 2010
  • Economics
  • Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research
Abstract This paper describes the impact of the earthquake that struck the central Italian city of L'Aquila on 6 April 2009, killing 308 people and leaving 67 500 homeless. The pre-impact, emergency, and early recovery phases are discussed in terms of the nature and effectiveness of government policy. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Italy is evaluated in relation to the structure of civil protection and changes wrought by both the L'Aquila disaster and public scandals connected with the… 

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