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The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Edited by: Ben Wisner , JC Gaillard , Ilan Kelman

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415590655
eBook ISBN: 9780203844236
Adobe ISBN: 9781136918698

10.4324/9780203844236
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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 approaches as well as empirical knowledge and available tools.

Organized into five inter-related sections, this Handbook contains sixty-five contributions from leading scholars. Section one situates hazards and disasters in their broad political, cultural, economic, and environmental context. Section two contains treatments of potentially damaging natural events/phenomena organized by major earth system. Section three critically reviews progress in responding to disasters including warning, relief and recovery. Section four addresses mitigation of potential loss and prevention of disasters under two sub-headings: governance, advocacy and self-help, and communication and participation. Section five ends with a concluding chapter by the editors.

The engaging international contributions 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 practitioners interested in Geography, Environment Studies and Development Studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Challenging Risk Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Introduction to Part I Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Framing Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Historical Concepts of Disaster and Risk Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Politics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Human Rights and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Violent Conflict, Natural Hazards and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Culture, Hazard and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Religious Interpretations of Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Hazards and Disasters Represented in Film Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Hazards and Disasters Represented in Music Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Hazards, Risk and Urbanisation Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Disaster Risk and Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Introduction to Part II Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Data Sources On Hazards Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Tools for Identifying Hazards Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Hazard, Risk and Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Coastal Storm Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Thunderstorm and Tornado Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Flood Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Drought Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Extreme Heat and Cold Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Wildfire Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Landslide and other Mass Movements Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Earthquake Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Tsunami Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Volcanic Eruption Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Soil Erosion and Contamination Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Human Epidemic Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Livestock Epidemic Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Plant Disease, Pests and Erosion of Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Hazards from Space Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Disability and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Gender, Sexuality and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Children, Youth and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Elderly People and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Caste, Ethnicity, Religious Affiliation and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Introduction to Part III Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Early Warning Principles and Systems Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Preparedness, Warning and Evacuation Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Emergency Management Principles Download PDF
Chapter  43:  From Damage and Needs Assessments to Relief Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Health and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Food Security and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Settlement and Shelter Reconstruction Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Psycho-Social Recovery Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Socio-Economic Recovery Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Introduction to Part IV Download PDF
Chapter  50:  International Planning Systems for Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  51:  National Planning and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Local Government and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Urban and Regional Planning and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Financial Mechanisms for Disaster Risk Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Economic Development Policy and Disaster Risk Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Protection of Infrastructure Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Social Protection and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Livelihood Protection and Support for Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Community Action and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Civil Society and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  61:  University Research’s Role in Reducing Disaster Risk Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Education and Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Media, Communication and Disasters Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Participatory Action Research and Disaster Risk Download PDF
Chapter  65:  Challenging Risk – has the Left Foot Stepped Forward? Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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