Susan Sterett is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Denver. She has published on administrative states, constitutions, and accountability. Her books include Public Pensions: Gender and Civic Service in the States, 1850–1937 (Cornell U Pr, 2003) and Creating Constitutionalism? Accountability and the Administrative State in England and Wales (U Michigan Pr, 1997).
Legal governance of disaster brings both care and punishment to the upending of daily life of place-based disasters. National states use disasters to reorganize how they govern. This collection, edited by Denver University professor, Susan Sterett considers how law is implicated in disaster. The findings point to reconsidering what states do in disaster, and how law enables and constrains action.