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  1. Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan

    Response and Recovery after Japan's 3/11

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  2. Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins

    Defining the Limits

    Edited by Myles J. Fisher, Simon E. Cook

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Conventional wisdom says that the world is heading for a major water crisis. By 2050, global population will increase from 7 billion to a staggering 9.5 billion and the demands this will place on food and water systems will inevitably push river basins over the edge. The findings from this book...

    Published February 1st 2012 by Routledge

  3. Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

    Edited by Ben Wisner, JC Gaillard, Ilan Kelman

    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,...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  4. Future Climate Change

    Edited by Mark Maslin, Samuel Randalls

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    In recent years, future climate change has increasingly been recognized as one of the most important issues of the twenty-first century, challenging the very structure of our global society. No longer just an abstruse scientific concern, it prompts difficult choices for both individuals and...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Wildfire Policy

    Law and Economics Perspectives

    Edited by Dean Lueck, Karen M. Bradshaw

    During the five decades since its origin, law and economics has provided an influential framework for addressing a wide array of areas of law ranging from judicial behaviour to contracts. This book will reflects the first-ever forum for law and economics scholars to apply the analysis and...

    Published November 27th 2011 by RFF Press

  6. Disaster Diplomacy

    How Disasters Affect Peace and Conflict

    By Ilan Kelman

    When an earthquake hits a war zone or cyclone aid is flown in by an enemy, many ask: Can catastrophe bring peace? Disaster prevention and mitigation provide similar questions. Could setting up a flood warning system bring enemy countries together? Could a regional earthquake building code set the...

    Published August 30th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Adaptation to Climate Change

    From Resilience to Transformation

    By Mark Pelling

    The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound...

    Published October 14th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Urban Flood Management

    By Chris Zevenbergen, Adrian Cashman, Niki Evelpidou, Erik Pasche, Stephen Garvin, Richard Ashley

    Along with windstorms, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. Although they can often be predicted, they cause loss of life, damage and destruction, as many urban communities are located near coasts and rivers. In terms of victims, floods are responsible for more than...

    Published September 20th 2010 by CRC Press

  9. The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka

    Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War

    Edited by Ragnhild Lund, 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 October 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  10. Disrupted Cities

    When Infrastructure Fails

    Edited by Stephen Graham

    Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, Disrupted Cities exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak in 2002-3, and the great power collapse in...

    Published September 24th 2009 by Routledge

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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