2nd Edition

Disaster Recovery



ISBN 9781466583849
Published October 16, 2015 by CRC Press
522 Pages - 76 B/W Illustrations

USD $87.95

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Book 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.

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

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Author(s)

Biography

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.

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

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