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New and Published Books

  1. The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka

    Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War

    Edited by Piers Blaikie

    This book is based on empirical research in Sri Lanka conducted after the catastrophic tsunami which hit the country in December 2004. The aims of the research have been to develop new knowledge on post-crisis reconstruction and recovery work, on how to bridge the knowledge gap between researchers...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Innovative Community Responses to Disaster

    Edited by Brent D. Hales, Norman Walzer, James R. Calvin

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    Increasingly, community leaders around the world face major natural and economic disasters that require them to find ways to rebuild both physical infrastructure and the local economy. Doing this effectively requires an understanding of how various parts of the community are interconnected, as well...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Designing Water Disaster Management Policies

    Theory and Empirics

    Edited by Chennat Gopalakrishnan

    This book represents a landmark effort to probe and analyze the theory and empirics of designing water disaster management policies. It consists of seven chapters that examine, in-depth and comprehensively, issues that are central to crafting effective policies for water disaster management. The...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Spatial Dimension of Risk

    How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes

    Edited by Detlef Müller-Mahn

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Cultures and Disasters

    Understanding Cultural Framings in Disaster Risk Reduction

    Edited by Fred Krüger, Greg Bankoff, Terry Cannon, Benedikt Orlowski, E. Lisa F. Schipper

    Series: Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

    Why did the people of the Zambesi Delta affected by severe flooding return early to their homes or even choose to not evacuate? How is the forced resettlement of small-scale farmers living along the foothills of an active volcano on the Philippines impacting on their day-to-day livelihood routines?...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Contingencies, Resilience and Legal Constitutionalism

    Edited by Clive Walker

    Contingency planning and resilience are of prime importance to the late modern risk society, with implications for law and for governance arrangements. Our risk society continues to seek ever more complex and detailed risk mitigation responses by law, including the UK’s Civil Contingencies Act 2004...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Paradoxes of Aid Work

    Passionate Professionals

    By Silke Roth

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    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...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Disaster Risk

    Edited by Ben Wisner, J. C. Gaillard, Ilan Kelman

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Especially in an era of rapid global environmental change, questions and issues about and around natural hazards and disasters are dizzying in their complexity—and urgency. Answering the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this fast-moving area, and its vast and...

    Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans

    By Anna O'Donnell, Quentin Wodon

    Household vulnerability to weather shocks and changing climatic conditions has become a major concern in developing countries. Yet the empirical evidence remains limited on the impact that changing environmental conditions have on households. This book explores climate change adaptation using a...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Disasters

    Learning the Lessons for a Safer World

    By David Eves

    This is a reprint of ISBN 978-0-901357-46-5 Disasters: learning the lessons for a safer world is both a tribute to the victims of past safety failures and a warning against complacency and cutting corners today. It also recognises the achievements of health and safety professionals and others in...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge