Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Worst CasesTerror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lee Clarke

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780226108599

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 29 March 2020

Silver Linings: The Good from the Worst

Silver Linings: The Good from the Worst

Chapter:
(p.129) 5 Silver Linings: The Good from the Worst
Source:
Worst Cases
Author(s):

Lee Clarke

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.003.0005

This chapter examines the good things or the silver linings of worst cases or disasters. It explains that worst cases and disasters are patterned phenomena with complex causes and effects. And while they cause pain and sufferings, they also provide opportunities for learning, for political gaming, for the development of new ideas, and even for profit. Social clearing caused by disasters can also lead to social betterment.

Keywords:   worst cases, disasters, patterned phenomena, learning, political gaming, new ideas, profit, social betterment, social clearing

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.