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Disaster Recovery

2nd Edition

By Brenda D. Phillips

CRC Press

522 pages | 76 B/W Illus.

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Description

Since the publication of the first edition of Disaster Recovery, a number of important new studies and guides have become available. Now revised, updated, and expanded, this second edition meets the high standards for providing evidence-based best practices in a user-friendly textbook set by its predecessor. It is also more international in scope, incorporating case studies from around the world, including coverage of the Haiti earthquake of 2010, the Japanese tsunami of 2011, and overseas recovery practices.

Highlights of the Second Edition:

  • Takes a more international approach by examining developments and recovery efforts from recent global disasters
  • New case examples added to the beginning of each chapter
  • Deepened practical content drawn from lessons learned through scientific studies and best practices developed over time
  • Integrates content on social vulnerability in each chapter
  • Links recovery to best practices in mitigation

Each chapter includes learning objectives and key terms at the beginning as well as end-of-chapter questions to reinforce and expand learning. Also, information, studies, and best practices related to socially vulnerable populations are integrated throughout the book.

Disaster Recovery, Second Edition provides a necessary update to a landmark text in the field of recovery preparedness and execution. The updates and expansions in this edition make it the new standard in the field for learning how to design and implement the best possible recovery efforts, as well as how to evaluate efforts.

Reviews

This book is one of the most comprehensive texts on disaster and recovery available. This complete review and analysis of the elements of recovery is accessible, innovative, and thought-provoking.

—Pamela Jenkins, Professor Emerita, University of New Orleans

The second edition of Disaster Recovery lives up to my expectations with a mixture of theory and applications backed up with updated relevant case studies along with expanded concepts and sections. Phillip’s background as a researcher and teacher is evident on a complicated topic with a well written, thorough and comprehensive book.

—Robert M. Schwartz, Ph.D., Professor of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research, The University of Akron, Ohio, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Defining Disaster Recovery

Hazards and Their Consequences for Disasters

Disaster Resilience

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Reading

Resources

Conceptual, Theoretical, and Practical Approaches to Disaster Recovery

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Why Theory?

Toward a Sustainable Recovery

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Further Readings

Resources

Disaster Recovery Planning

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Damage Assessment

Getting Started with Planning

Recovery Planning

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Debris Management

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Debris Challenges

Debris Estimation

Problems Specific to Debris

Debris Management Planning

Debris Reduction Methods

Debris Management Sites

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Environmental Recovery

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Approaches to Environmental Recovery

Strategies and Tools for Environmental Recovery

Environmental Partners

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Historic and Cultural Resources

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Defining Historic Property and Cultural Resources

Importance of Historic "Places"

Challenges and Opportunities after Disaster

Resources for Historic Properties and Cultural Resources

Mitigation for Historic Properties and Cultural Resources

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Housing

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Challenges in Housing Recovery

Housing Recovery Models

Types of Post-Disaster Shelter and Housing

Challenges for Socially Vulnerable Populations

The Role of the US Government in Housing Recovery

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Business Recovery

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Conditions That Influence Business Recovery

Key Concepts for Business Recovery

Strategies for Business Recovery

Funding Business Recovery

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Infrastructure and Lifelines

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Social Impacts of Infrastructural and Utility Damage

Impacts of Disaster on Infrastructure and Lifelines

Damage Assessment and Short-Term Recovery

Mitigating Future Risks

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Social Psychological Recovery

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Psychological Impacts of Disasters

Factors Influencing Psychological Recovery

Barriers to Psychological Recovery

Becoming More Resilient to Disasters

Post-Disaster Recovery from Psychological Trauma

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Public Sector Recovery

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Roles of Government in Disaster Recovery

Approaches to Governmental Leadership

Key Governmental Resources

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Donations

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Understanding the Problem of Donations

Challenges Associated with Donations

Encouraging Financial Donations

Donations Management Planning

Donations Accountability

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Community Resources

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Defining Community

Social Capital

Engaging Communities

Participatory Strategies

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Volunteers and Voluntary Organizations

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Why People Volunteer?

Volunteers and Voluntary Organizations

Benefits and Challenges of Volunteer Management

Volunteering Internationally

Contributions of Voluntary Organizations during Disaster Recovery

The Voluntary Agency Liaison

Managing Volunteers

Summary

End-of-Chapter Questions

References and Recommended Readings

Resources

Glossary

Appendix: Financing Recovery

About the Author

Brenda D. Phillips, PhD, is associate dean and professor of sociology at Ohio University in Chillicothe (OU-C). She is the author of multiple books on emergency management and is co-editor of Social Vulnerability to Disasters and Women and Disasters: From Theory to Practice. She received the Blanchard Award for excellence in emergency management education and the Myers Award for work on the effects of disasters on women. She was also inducted into the International Women’s Hall of Fame for Emergency Management and Homeland Security in 2013. Her research has been published in several journals and she has been invited to teach, consult, or lecture in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, India, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, and China. She recently led efforts to reopen the OU-C Emergency Response Training Center for widespread and affordable local use by emergency responders.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
POL028000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
SOC040000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief