Geography: Hazards & Disasters

  • Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability: Floods and slum life in Indonesia book cover

    Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability

    Floods and slum life in Indonesia, 1st Edition

    By Roanne van Voorst

    Different people handle risk in different ways. The current lack of understanding about this heterogeneity in risk behaviour makes it difficult to intervene effectively in risk-prone communities. Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability offers a unique insight in the everyday life of a group of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22

  • Asian Law in Disasters: Toward a Human-Centered Recovery book cover

    Asian Law in Disasters

    Toward a Human-Centered Recovery, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yuka KANEKO, Katsumi MATSUOKA, Toshihisa TOYODA

    This book is a critical analysis of several of the most disaster-prone regions in Asia. Its unique focus is on the legal issues in the phase of disaster recovery, the most lengthy and difficult stage of disaster response that follows the conclusion of initial emergency stage of humanitarian aid. In…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21

  • The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging actors and contested principles book cover

    The New Humanitarians in International Practice

    Emerging actors and contested principles, 1st Edition

    Edited by Zeynep Sezgin, Dennis Dijkzeul

    As humanitarian needs continue to grow rapidly, humanitarian action has become more contested, with new actors entering the field to address unmet needs, but also challenging long-held principles and precepts. This volume provides detailed empirical comparisons between emerging and traditional…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04

  • The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain book cover

    The Fukushima Effect

    A New Geopolitical Terrain, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Hindmarsh, Rebecca Priestley

    The Fukushima Effect offers a range of scholarly perspectives on the international effect of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown four years out from the disaster. Grounded in the field of science, technology and society (STS) studies, a leading cast of international scholars from the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult book cover

    Anticipatory Policymaking

    When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult, 1st Edition

    By Rob A. DeLeo

    Public policy analysts and political pundits alike tend to describe the policymaking process as a reactive sequence in which government develops solutions for clearly evident and identifiable problems. While this depiction holds true in many cases, it fails to account for instances in which public…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Designing Water Disaster Management Policies: Theory and Empirics book cover

    Designing Water Disaster Management Policies

    Theory and Empirics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chennat Gopalakrishnan

    This book represents a landmark effort to probe and analyze the theory and empirics of designing water disaster management policies. It consists of seven chapters that examine, in-depth and comprehensively, issues that are central to crafting effective policies for water disaster management. The…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07

  • Innovative Community Responses to Disaster book cover

    Innovative Community Responses to Disaster

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brent D. Hales, Norman Walzer, James R. Calvin

    Increasingly, community leaders around the world face major natural and economic disasters that require them to find ways to rebuild both physical infrastructure and the local economy. Doing this effectively requires an understanding of how various parts of the community are interconnected, as well…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

  • Disaster and Crisis Management: Public Management Perspectives book cover

    Disaster and Crisis Management

    Public Management Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Naim Kapucu, Arjen Boin

    A wide range of natural hazards pose major risks to the lives and livelihoods of large populations around the world. Man-made disasters caused by technological failures, industrial accidents, spillages, explosions, and fires, compound this threat. Since 9/11, security threats based on violence (…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07

  • Risk, Uncertainty and Policy book cover

    Risk, Uncertainty and Policy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Brown, Anna Olofsson

    Policy-making has always involved uncertainty; however the presence of unknowns has become far more conspicuous and problematic in recent times. One important way in which policy-makers have increasingly sought to deal with such uncertainty is through approaches rooted in understandings of risk.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07

  • Contingencies, Resilience and Legal Constitutionalism book cover

    Contingencies, Resilience and Legal Constitutionalism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Clive Walker

    Contingency planning and resilience are of prime importance to the late modern risk society, with implications for law and for governance arrangements. Our risk society continues to seek ever more complex and detailed risk mitigation responses by law, including the UK’s Civil Contingencies Act 2004…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24

  • Repairing Domestic Climate Displacement: The Peninsula Principles book cover

    Repairing Domestic Climate Displacement

    The Peninsula Principles, 1st Edition

    Edited by Scott Leckie, Chris Huggins

    Climate change, sometimes thought of as a problem for the future, is already impacting people’s lives around the world: families are losing their homes, lands and livelihoods as a result of sea level rise, increased frequency and intensity of storms, drought and other phenomena. Following several…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge Studies in Development, Displacement and Resettlement

  • Disaster Research: Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives book cover

    Disaster Research

    Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rasmus Dahlberg, Olivier Rubin, Morten Thanning Vendelø

    Given the tendency of books on disasters to predominantly focus on strong geophysical or descriptive perspectives and in-depth accounts of particular catastrophes, Disaster Research provides a much-needed multidisciplinary perspective of the area. This book is is structured thematically around key…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

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