WR Knowles on Disasters

Part I – The Preparation:
Please read: 1) Misa, Chapter 9 “Paths to Insecurity 2001-2010. 2) Scott Knowles, “Investigating 3.11: Disaster and the Politics of Expert Inquiry,. available at: http://fukushimaforum.wordpress.com/online-forum-2/online-forum/investigating-3-11/ And view: 1) Spike Lee’s documentary (to 1:23:00) “When the Levees Broke” in class and available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12xj1sHvIWA
Part II – The Report: Write a 300-500 word essay addressing the following prompts: A) How does Knowles describe the relationship between technology (of nuclear power plants, or skyscrapers) and risk during disasters (man-made or not)? B) How does his story relate to the notion of risk and disaster in the Katrina Hurricane event in New Orleans? C) How does this relate to a specific discussion of Security in Misa and Lecture.
In-text citations: Cite your sources using in-text citations in the format (Author, page .), or using footnotes in Chicago Manual Style. Part IV – Bibliography: Include a Bibliography listing all the sources you have used. I prefer Chicago Manual of Style: https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html