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The Routledge handbook of hazards and disaster risk reduction / [edited by] Ben Wisner, JC Gaillard, and Ilan Kelman.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780415590655 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0415590655 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • Description: xxxii, 875 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 794-857) and index.
Contents Note: Challenging risk : We offer the reader a left-foot book / The editors -- Framing disaster : Theories and stories seeking to understand hazards, vulnerability and risk / Ben Wisner, JC Gaillard and Ilan Kelman -- Historical concepts of disasters and risk / Greg Bankoff -- Politics : Power and disasters / Adolfo Mascarenhas and Ben Wisner -- Human rights and disaster / Jean Connolly Carmalt and Claudine Haenni Dale -- Violent conflict, natural hazards and disaster / Ben Wisner -- Culture, hazard and disaster / Kenneth Hewitt -- Knowledge and disaster risk reduction / Jessica Mercer -- Religious interpretations of disaster / David Chester, Angus M. Duncan and Heather Sangster -- Hazards and disasters represented in film / Gregory Berger and Ben Wisner -- Hazards and disasters represented in music / Bob Alexander -- Hazards, risk and urbanisation / Mark Pelling -- Disaster risk and sustainable development / Christopher M. Bacon --Data sources on hazards / Julio Serje -- Tools for identifying hazards / Keiko Saito, Jane Strachan, Timoty Fewtrell...[et. al.] -- Hazard, risk and climate change / David Simon -- Coastal storm / Sebastian N. Jonkman, Herman Gerritsen and Marcel Marchand -- Thunderstorm and tornado / David Etkin, Kaz Higuchi and George Platsis -- Flood / Hanna Schmuck -- Drought / Thomas A. Smucker -- Extreme heat and cold / Sabrina McCormick -- Wildfire / Roger Underwood and Alexander Held -- Landslide and other mass movements / Danang Sri Hadmoko and Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro -- Earthquake / Cinna Lomnitz and Ben Wisner -- Tsunami / Brian G. McAdoo -- Volcanic eruption / Susana Jenkins and Katharine Haynes -- Soil erosion and contamination / Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro -- Human epidemic / Chris Dibben -- Livestock epidemic / Delia Grace and John McDermott -- Plant disease, pests and erosion of biodiversity / Pascal O Girot -- Hazards from space / Bill McGuire -- Disability and disaster / David Alexander, JC Gaillard and Ben Wisner -- Gender, sexuality and disaster / Maureen Fordham -- Children, youth and disaster / Agnes A. Babugura -- Elderly people and disaster / Ehren B. Ngo -- Caster, ethnicity, religious affiliation and disaster / JC Gaillard -- Early warning principles and systems / Juan Carlos Villagrán de León -- Preparedness, warning and evacuation / Philip Buckle -- Emergency management principles / Alejandro López-Carresi -- From damage and needs assessments to relief / Claude de Ville de Goyet -- Health and disaster / Mark Keim and Jonathan Abrahams -- Food security and disaster / Ian Christoplos -- Settlement and shelter reconstruction / Many Gupta -- Psycho-social recovery / Tammam Aloudat and Lene Christensen -- Socio-economic recovery / Rohit Jigyasu -- International planning systems for disaster / Margaret Arnold -- National planning and disaster / Allan Lavell, JC Gaillard, Ben Wisner...[et. al.] -- Local government and disaster / Geoff O'Brien, Mihir Bhatt, Wendy Saunders...[et. al.] -- Urban regional planning and disaster / Cassidy Johnson -- Financial mechanisms for disaster risk / Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer -- Economic development policy and disaster risk / Charlotte Benson -- Protection of infrastructure / Ana Maria Cruz -- Social protection and disaster / Walter Gillis Peacock and Carla Prater -- Livelihood protection and support for disaster / David Sanderson -- Community action and disaster / Zenaida Delica-Willison and JC Gaillard -- Civil society and disaster / Martha Thompson -- University research's role in reducing disaster risk / Dorothea Hilhorst and Annelies Heijmans -- Education and disaster / Emmanuel M. Luna -- Media, communication and disasters / Tim Radford and Ben Wisner -- Participatory action research and disaster risk / Michael K. McCall and Graciela Peters-Guarin -- Challenging risk-has the left foot stepped forward? / The editors.
Summary: The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It offers critical reviews and appraisals of current state-of-the-art and future development of conceptual, theoretical and practical apporaches as well as empirical knowledge and available tools. Organised intot he interrelated sections, this Handbook contains sixty-five contributions from leading scholars. Part I situates hazards and disasters in their broad political, cultural, economic and environmental context. Part II contains treatments of potentially damaging natural events/phenomena organised by major earth system along with categories of vulnerabilities to them and capacities to deal with them that exist in communities. Part III critically reviews progress in responding to disasters including warning, relief and recovery. Part IV addresses mitigation of potential loss and prevention of disasters under two sub-headings: governance, advocacy and self-help, and communication and participation. Part V ends with a concluding chapter by the editors. The engaging international contributors reflect upon the politics and policy of how we think about and practice applied hazard research and disaster risk reduction. This Handbook provides a wealth of interdisciplinary information and will appeal to students and practioners interested in Geography, Environment Studies and Development Studies.
Wisner, Benjamin. (Added Author). Gaillard, J. C. (Added Author). Kelman, Ilan. (Added Author).

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Alternate Title: Handbook of hazards and disaster risk reduction

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