Disaster Management

Disaster Management

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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 lessons to practitioners from scholarship on natural hazards, disaster risk management and reduction and developments studies, opening up new insights in accessible language with practical applications. It also offers to academics the insights of the enormous experience practitioners have accumulated, highlighting gaps in research and challenging assumptions and theories against the reality of experience. Disaster Management covers issues in all phases of the disaster cycle: preparedness, prevention, response and recovery. It also addresses cross-cutting issues including political, economic and social factors that influence differential vulnerability, and key areas of practice such as vulnerability mapping, early warning, infrastructure protection, emergency management, reconstruction, health care and education, and gender issues. The team of international authors combine their years of experience in research and the field to offer vital lessons for practitioners, academics and students alike.Pincha, C. (2008a) Gender Sensitive Disaster Management: A Toolkit for Practitioners, Mumbai: Earthworm Books for Oxfam ... UNDP (2010a) Human Development Report 2010: The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development, 20th Anniversary Edition, New York: United Nations. UNDP ( 2010b) Gender, Climate Change and CommunityBased Adaptation: A Guidebook for Designing andanbsp;...

Title:Disaster Management
Author:Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman, Jc Gaillard
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-11-12


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