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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters

    From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

    By Michael R Greenberg

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive increase in seniors and relative decline of those of working age in the US is mirrored...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Displaced by Disaster

    Recovery and Resilience in a Globalizing World

    By Ann-Margaret Esnard, Alka Sapat

    Series: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

    Displacement has traditionally been conceptualized as a phenomenon that results from conflict or other disruptions in developing or unstable countries. Hurricane Katrina shattered this notion and highlighted the various dilemmas of population displacement in the United States. The dilemmas stem...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People

    Themes and Case Studies

    Edited by Marc J. Cohen, Melinda Smale

    Series: Development in Practice Books

    This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have mostly used models to estimate the likely impacts. This volume includes actual evidence...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Human Security and Japan’s Triple Disaster

    Responding to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Edited by Paul Bacon, Christopher Hobson

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    Japan has been one of the most important international sponsors of human security, yet the concept has hitherto not been considered relevant to the Japanese domestic context. This book applies the human security approach to the specific case of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that...

    Published June 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

    By Molly E. Brown

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book uses a decade of primary research to examine how weather and...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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