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  1. Human Security and Natural Disasters

    Edited by Christopher Hobson, Paul Bacon, Robin Cameron

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    "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...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster

    Investigating the Myth and Reality

    By The Independent Investigation on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

    When the Nuclear Safety Commission in Japan reviewed safety-design guidelines for nuclear plants in 1990, the regulatory agency explicitly ruled out the need to consider prolonged AC power loss. In other words, nothing like the catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Framing Environmental Disaster

    Environmental Advocacy and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    By Melissa K. Merry

    Series: Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

    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...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Megacities and the Coast

    Risk, Resilience and Transformation

    Edited by Mark Pelling, Sophie Blackburn

    Based on a major international study, this volume provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management. It is the primary output of...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Local Disaster Resilience

    Administrative and Political Perspectives

    By Ashley D. Ross

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Since 2000, the Gulf Coast states – Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida – have experienced a series of hurricanes, multiple floods and severe storms, and one oil spill. These disasters have not only been numerous but also devastating. Response to and recovery from these...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation

    By Christine Wamsler

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    Worldwide, disasters and climate change pose a serious risk to sustainable urban development, resulting in escalating human and economic costs. Consequently, city authorities and other urban actors face the challenge of integrating risk reduction and adaptation strategies into their work. However,...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Restoring Communities Resettled After Dam Construction in Asia

    Edited by Mikiyasu Nakayama, Ryo Fujikura

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    The rapid economic expansion and population growth of developing countries in Asia has led to increasing demands for water and energy. To meet these demands, large dam development projects have been completed, which has inevitably caused involuntary resettlement. In order to support these projects,...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Toward Resilient Communities

    Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters

    By Christopher L. Atkinson

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    In June 2011, the city of Minot, North Dakota sustained the greatest flood in its history. Rather than buckling under the immense weight of the flood on a personal and community level, government, civic groups, and citizens began to immediately assess and address the event’s impacts. Why did the...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

    A Manual for Economic Appraisal

    By Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Sally Priest, Dennis Parker, Joe Morris, Sylvia Tunstall, Christophe Viavattene, John Chatterton, Damon Owen

    A new ‘Multi-Coloured Manual' This book is a successor to and replacement for the highly respected manual and handbook on the benefits of flood and coastal risk management, produced by the Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University, UK, with support from Defra and the Environment...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 October 28th 2013 by Routledge