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  • Asian Law in Disasters

    Toward a Human-Centered Recovery

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Law

  • Disasters and Social Resilience

    A bioecological approach

    By Helen J. Boon, Alison Cottrell, David King

    The interconnectedness of communities, organisations, governing bodies, policy and individuals in the field of disaster studies has never been accurately examined or comprehensively modelled. This kind of examination is vital for planning policy and emergency responses. It is also imperative for…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Urban Planning After Disasters

    Edited by Robert Olshansky

    This four-volume collection brings together the most important canonical and cutting-edge papers in the essential topic of planning after disasters. This is the first coherent academic reference work to date. These selections emphasize knowledge regarding reconstruction and recovery of communities…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • Human Security and Natural Disasters

    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 – 2016-04-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Urban Disaster Resilience

    New Dimensions from International Practice in the Built Environment

    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, the most…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21 
    Routledge

  • Women and Disasters in South Asia

    Survival, security and development

    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 – 2016-04-18 
    Routledge India

  • The Consequences of Global Disasters

    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 – 2016-03-29 
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability

    Floods and slum life in Indonesia

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-02-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Business and Post-disaster Management

    Business, organisational and consumer resilience and the Christchurch earthquakes

    Edited by C. Michael Hall, Sanna Malinen, Rob Vosslamber, Russell Wordsworth

    This book provides a comprehensive examination of the effects of a natural disaster on businesses and organisations, and on a range of stakeholders, including employees and consumers. Research on how communities and businesses respond to disasters can inform policy and mitigate the cost and impacts…

    Hardback – 2016-02-11
    Routledge

  • Framing Environmental Disaster

    Environmental Advocacy and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    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

    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

  • The Fukushima Effect

    A New Geopolitical Terrain

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

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