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Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change


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The Invention of Disaster Power and Knowledge in Discourses on Hazard and Vulnerability

The Invention of Disaster: Power and Knowledge in Discourses on Hazard and Vulnerability

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By JC Gaillard
December 31, 2021

This theoretical contribution argues that the domination of Western knowledge in disaster scholarship has allowed for normative policies and practices of disaster risk reduction to be imposed all over the world. It takes a postcolonial approach to unpack why scholars claim that disasters are social...

Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity on Islands History and Contemporary Perspectives from the Azores

Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity on Islands: History and Contemporary Perspectives from the Azores

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By David Chester, Angus Duncan, Rui Coutinho, Nicolau Wallenstein
November 30, 2021

This volume examines the impact of and responses to historic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the Azores. Study is placed in the contexts of: the history and geography of this fascinating archipelago; progress being made in predicting future events and policies of disaster risk reduction. ...

Governance of Risk, Hazards and Disasters Trends in Theory and Practice

Governance of Risk, Hazards and Disasters: Trends in Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Giuseppe Forino, Sara Bonati, Lina Maria Calandra
September 30, 2021

Growing debates around governance are taking place among academic, policy-making, and practice-based communities. In light of the increasing focus on governance, this book presents and discusses governance as a framework that is able to both conceptualize and contextualize risks and disasters as ...

Disasters and Life in Anticipation of Slow Calamity Perspectives from the Colombian Andes

Disasters and Life in Anticipation of Slow Calamity: Perspectives from the Colombian Andes

1st Edition

By Reidar Staupe-Delgado
September 28, 2021

The book provides insights into community narratives concerning life in the face of creeping calamities through a case study from the Colombian Andes. It sets out to make sense of the lived experience of disasters that are slowly unfolding as well disasters that have not yet occurred. This book ...

Rebuilding Fukushima

Rebuilding Fukushima

1st Edition

Edited By Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto
March 31, 2021

Five years after the one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, Fukushima now only occasionally headlines national and international media. However, the disaster is far from over, as evidenced by a hundred thousand people from Fukushima still in the state of evacuation, rising levels of ...

Disaster Deaths Trends, Causes and Determinants

Disaster Deaths: Trends, Causes and Determinants

1st Edition

By Bimal Kanti Paul
December 31, 2020

This book conducts a systematic inquiry into the tragic deaths caused by natural disasters at different geographic scales. It employs key disaster concepts and classification of disasters to understand the high mortality rates and the various factors associated with these deaths.  Deaths are the ...

Crisis and Emergency Management in the Arctic Navigating Complex Environments

Crisis and Emergency Management in the Arctic: Navigating Complex Environments

1st Edition

Edited By Natalia Andreassen, Odd Jarl Borch
October 07, 2020

This book sheds light on the management challenges of crisis and emergency response in an arctic environment. It explores how the complexity of the operational environment impacts on the risk of operations and addresses a need for tailor-made emergency response mechanisms. Through case studies of ...

Disaster Resilience in South Asia Tackling the Odds in the Sub-Continental Fringes

Disaster Resilience in South Asia: Tackling the Odds in the Sub-Continental Fringes

1st Edition

By Iftekhar Ahmed, Kim Maund, Thayaparan Gajendran
May 12, 2020

This book considers the challenges of building disaster resilience in South Asia – a region that frequently experiences some of the most severe and devastating impacts of disasters. Despite significant work to assist affected communities, many smaller South Asian countries remain particularly ...

The Anthropology of Disasters in Latin America State of the Art

The Anthropology of Disasters in Latin America: State of the Art

1st Edition

Edited By Virginia García-Acosta
December 12, 2019

This book offers anthropological insights into disasters in Latin America. It fills a gap in the literature by bringing together national and regional perspectives in the study of disasters. The book essentially explores the emergence and development of anthropological studies of disasters. It ...

Climate Hazards, Disasters, and Gender Ramifications

Climate Hazards, Disasters, and Gender Ramifications

1st Edition

Edited By Catarina Kinnvall, Helle Rydstrom
June 14, 2019

This book focuses on the challenges of living with climate disasters, in addition to the existing gender inequalities that prevail and define social, economic and political conditions. Social inequalities have consequences for the everyday lives of women and girls where power relations, ...

Risk Communication and Community Resilience

Risk Communication and Community Resilience

1st Edition

Edited By Bandana Kar, David M. Cochran
June 10, 2019

Risk communication is crucial to building community resilience and reducing risk from extreme events. True community resilience involves accurate and timely dissemination of risk information to stakeholders. This book examines the policy and science of risk communication in the digital era. Themes...

Climate Hazard Crises in Asian Societies and Environments

Climate Hazard Crises in Asian Societies and Environments

1st Edition

Edited By Troy Sternberg
June 07, 2019

Climate hazards are the world’s most widespread, deadliest and costliest natural disasters. Knowledge of climate hazard dynamics is critical since the impacts of climate change, population growth, development projects and migration affect both the impact and severity of disasters. Current global ...

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