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Wildfire and Power

Policy and Practice, 1st Edition

By Peter Fairbrother, Meagan Tyler

Routledge

204 pages

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Description

This book brings together perspectives from sociology, political science, gender studies, and history to produce new ways of analysing wildfire preparedness and policy in Australia. Drawing on data from hundreds of interviews with residents, volunteers and emergency services professionals living and working in wildfire-prone areas, the authors focus on issues of power and inequality, the contested nature of community and the relationship between citizens and the state.

The book questions not only existing policy approaches, but also the central concepts on which they are founded. In doing so, the aim is to create a more conceptually robust and academically contextualised discussion about the limitations of current wildfire policy approaches in Australia and to provide further evidence of the need for disaster studies to engage with a variety of social science approaches.

Wildfire and Power: Policy and Practice will be of most interest to higher degree by research students, other academics and policy makers examining the evolving patterns and politics of work, employment, management and industrial relations as well as those involved in emergency and disaster management service delivery. It would be most suited to academic and public libraries as well as organisations in the field of emergency and disaster management.

Table of Contents

1 Wildfire: A Social and Political Perspective

Peter Fairbrother and Meagan Tyler

2 Concepts of Community

Peter Fairbrother, Bernard Mees, Richard Phillips and Meagan Tyler

3 Cohesion and Complexity: The State, Community and Communities

Peter Fairbrother, Bernard Mees, Richard Phillips and Meagan Tyler

4 The State and Communities

Peter Fairbrother, Richard Phillips and Meagan Tyler

5 Communities: Relationships and Responsibilities

Peter Fairbrother, Richard Phillips and Meagan Tyler

6 Engaging Communities: What happens Behind the Scenes

Keith Toh, Bernard Mees, Yoko Akama, Vanessa Cooper and Peter Fairbrother

7 Wildfire Safety, Communication and Diversity

Meagan Tyler, Bernard Mees and Peter Fairbrother

8 Power within Households: Gender Inequality and Wildfire Preparedness

Meagan Tyler and Peter Fairbrother

9 Challenges for Wildfire Policy and Practice

Peter Fairbrother and Meagan Tyler

About the Authors

Peter Fairbrother is Professor of International Employment Relations and Deputy Director, Centre for People, Organisation and Work, RMIT University, Australia.

Meagan Tyler is Senior Lecturer, Centre for People, Organisation and Work, RMIT University, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

The aim of the Employment and Work Relations in Context Series is to address questions relating to the evolving patterns and politics of work, employment, management and industrial relations. There is a concern to trace out the ways in which wider policy-making, especially by national governments and transnational corporations, impinges upon specific workplaces, occupations, labour markets, localities and regions. This invites attention to developments at an international level, marking out patterns of globalization, state policy and practices in the context of globalization and the impact of these processes on labour. A particular feature of the series is the consideration of forms of worker and citizen organization and mobilization. The studies address major analytical and policy issues through case study and comparative research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS008000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUS035000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUS079000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
SOC040000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief