Geography: Hazards & Disasters

  • Indonesia and the Politics of Disaster: Power and Representation in Indonesia’s Mud Volcano book cover

    Indonesia and the Politics of Disaster

    Power and Representation in Indonesia’s Mud Volcano, 1st Edition

    By Phillip Drake

    Named after Lapindo Brantas, a gas exploration company that was drilling at the eruption site, the Lapindo mudflow initially burst in 2006 and continues to flow today, becoming the most expensive disaster in Indonesia’s history. Using this environmental incident in Indonesia as a case study, this…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Disaster Law book cover

    Disaster Law

    1st Edition

    By Kristian Cedervall Lauta

    Disasters and their management are today central to public and political agendas. Rather than being understood as exclusively acts of God and Nature, natural disasters are increasingly analysed as social vulnerability exposed by natural hazards. A disaster following an earthquake is no longer seen…

    Paperback – 2016-07-15
    Routledge

  • The Paradoxes of Aid Work: Passionate Professionals book cover

    The Paradoxes of Aid Work

    Passionate Professionals, 1st Edition

    By Silke Roth

    This book explores what attracts people to aidwork and to what extent the promises of aidwork are fulfilled. 'Aidland' is a highly complex and heterogeneous context which includes many different occupations, forms of employment and organizations. Analysing the processes that lead to the involvement…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Landslides (Napoli, Italy, 12-19 June 2016) book cover

    Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice

    Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Landslides (Napoli, Italy, 12-19 June 2016), 1st Edition

    Edited by Stefano Aversa, Leonardo Cascini, Luciano Picarelli, Claudio Scavia

    Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice contains the invited lectures and all papers presented at the 12th International Symposium on Landslides, (Naples, Italy, 12-19 June 2016). The book aims to emphasize the relationship between landslides and other natural hazards.…

    Hardback – 2016-06-06
    CRC Press

  • Human Security and Natural Disasters book cover

    Human Security and Natural Disasters

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Hobson, Paul Bacon, Robin Cameron

    "Human security" is an approach that rejects the traditional prioritization of state security, and instead identifies the individual as the primary referent of security. It offers a way of broadening our perspective, and recognizing that the most pressing threats to individuals do not come from…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Women and Disasters in South Asia: Survival, security and development book cover

    Women and Disasters in South Asia

    Survival, security and development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Linda Racioppi, Swarna Rajagopalan

    South Asia is one of the most vulnerable areas of an increasingly disaster-impacted world, with cyclones, earthquakes, floods and droughts causing several casualties and disrupting lives and livelihoods every year. Yet the impacts of disasters are not equally distributed across the peoples of the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-20
    Routledge India

  • The Consequences of Global Disasters book cover

    The Consequences of Global Disasters

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony Elliott, Eric L. Hsu

    Disasters of the 21st century differ substantially from other kinds of hazards that previous societies have had to cope with because of the twin forces of globalization and the communications revolution. But what makes today’s disasters—industrial, technological, environmental, and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-14
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Urban Disaster Resilience: New Dimensions from International Practice in the Built Environment book cover

    Urban Disaster Resilience

    New Dimensions from International Practice in the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Sanderson, Jerold S. Kayden, Julia Leis

    Accelerating urbanization worldwide means more urban-centered disasters. Floods, earthquakes, storms and conflicts affecting densely populated areas produce significant losses in lives, livelihoods and the built environment, especially in comparison to rural areas. Poor urban dwellers, almost…

    Paperback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge

  • Framing Environmental Disaster: Environmental Advocacy and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill book cover

    Framing Environmental Disaster

    Environmental Advocacy and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, 1st Edition

    By Melissa K. Merry

    The blowout of the Deepwater Horizon and subsequent underground oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is considered by many to be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.  Interest groups, public officials, and media organizations have spent considerable time documenting the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

  • Human Security and Japan’s Triple Disaster: Responding to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis book cover

    Human Security and Japan’s Triple Disaster

    Responding to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Bacon, Christopher Hobson

    Japan has been one of the most important international sponsors of human security, yet the concept has hitherto not been considered relevant to the Japanese domestic context. This book applies the human security approach to the specific case of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Toward Resilient Communities: Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters book cover

    Toward Resilient Communities

    Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters, 1st Edition

    By Christopher L. Atkinson

    In June 2011, the city of Minot, North Dakota sustained the greatest flood in its history. Rather than buckling under the immense weight of the flood on a personal and community level, government, civic groups, and citizens began to immediately assess and address the event’s impacts. Why did the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives book cover

    Local Disaster Resilience

    Administrative and Political Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Ashley D. Ross

    Since 2000, the Gulf Coast states – Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida – have experienced a series of hurricanes, multiple floods and severe storms, and one oil spill. These disasters have not only been numerous but also devastating. Response to and recovery from these…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

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