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New and Published Books

  1. Cultivating Empathy

    Implications for Democracy and Public Service

    By Lisa A. Zanetti

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Natural disasters appear to be increasing in frequency, and 24/7 media coverage barrages individuals not only with coverage of the event but also with appeals to donate to victims of the disaster. To what extent is it the responsibility of government to remediate the disaster, and to what extent...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Want, Waste or War?

    The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals

    By Philip Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Geoffrey Kemp, Stacy D. VanDeveer

    In addition to environmental change, the structure and trends of global politics and the economy are also changing as more countries join the ranks of the world’s largest economies with their resource-intensive patterns. The nexus approach, conceptualized as attention to resource connections and...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Crisis, Disaster and Risk: Institutional Response and Emergence

    Institutional Response and Emergence

    By Kyle Farmbry

    This book explores the interactions of theories of risk with natural disasters, health crises, and crises in the areas of science and technology. Using organizational frameworks developed exclusively by the author, it provides a series of best practices and lessons related to each of the emergency...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Disaster Management

    International Lessons in Risk Reduction, Response and Recovery

    Edited by Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman, JC Gaillard

    There is a perennial gap between theory and practice, between academia and active professionals in the field of disaster management. This gap means that valuable lessons are not learned and people die or suffer as a result. This book opens a dialogue between theory and practice. It offers vital...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Post-Tsunami Recovery in Thailand

    Socio-cultural responses

    By Monica Lindberg Falk

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Of all the huge natural disasters that claimed the lives of thousands in Asia, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was the largest, estimated to have killed more than 230,000 people. The scope of damage brought about by this natural disaster urges focus on recovery and post-disaster reconstruction...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Disaster Resiliency

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Naim Kapucu, Christopher V. Hawkins, Fernando I. Rivera

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Natural disasters in recent years have brought the study of disaster resiliency to the forefront. The importance of community preparedness and sustainability has been underscored by such calamities as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese tsunami in 2011. Natural disasters will inevitably...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi

    Social, Political and Environmental Issues

    Edited by Richard Hindmarsh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi is a timely and groundbreaking account of the disturbing landscape of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown amidst an earthquake and tsunami on Japan’s northeast coastline on March 11, 2011. It provides riveting insights into the social and...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Learning and Calamities

    Practices, Interpretations, Patterns

    Edited by Heike Egner, Marén Schorch, Martin Voss

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society

    It is widely assumed that humanity should be able to learn from calamities (e.g., emergencies, disasters, catastrophes) and that the affected individuals, groups, and enterprises, as well as the concerned (disaster-) management organizations and institutions for prevention and mitigation, will be...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Disaster Law

    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...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Geotechnics for Catastrophic Flooding Events

    Edited by Susumu Iai

    Geotechnics for Catastrophic Flooding Events presents the keynote lectures (book, 264 pages) and keynote lectures and general papers (CD-ROM, 608 pages) presented at the Fourth International ISSMGEConference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation (4th GEDMAR, Kyoto,...

    Published August 20th 2014 by CRC Press

Forthcoming Books

  1. City Resilience
    Edited by Michael Burayidi
    To Be Published January 21st 2015
  2. Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans
    Edited by Anna O'Donnell, Quentin Wodon
    To Be Published February 18th 2015
  3. The Spatial Dimension of Risk: How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes
    Edited by Detlef Müller-Mahn
    To Be Published February 27th 2015
  4. Disaster Risk
    Edited by Ben Wisner, J. C. Gaillard, Ilan Kelman
    To Be Published April 7th 2015
  5. Contingencies, Resilience and Legal Constitutionalism
    Edited by Clive Walker
    To Be Published April 7th 2015

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