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Disaster management : international lessons in risk reduction, response and recovery / [edited by] Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard.

Contributor(s): López-Carresi, Alejandro [editor. ].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Routledge, 2014Description: xxii, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781849713474 (hbk.); 9780415717441 (pbk.).Subject(s): Emergency management | Crisis management | Risk management -- Planning | Rescue work | Disaster reliefDDC classification: 363.34 DIS Online resources: Table of contents.
Contents:
Introduction: who, what and why / Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard -- Part I. Prevention and risk reduction. Hazard, vulnerability, capacity, risk and participation / Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard -- Gender aspects of disaster management / Maureen Fordham and Lourdes Meyreles -- Community-based disaster risk reduction and disaster management / Emmanuel M. Luna -- People-centred early warning / Juan-Carlos Villagrán de León -- Disaster education in schools / Rajib Shaw, Yukiko Takeuchi and Koichi Shiwaku -- Many strong voices for climate change education: examples from Belize and Timor-Leste / Ilan Kelman, Jessica Mercer and Marianne Karlsson -- Managing infrastructure, environment and disaster risk / Ana Maria Cruz -- Part II. Response and recovery. emergency and disaster planning / David Alexander -- Common myths and misconceptions in disaster management / Alejandro López-Carresi -- Health aspects of disaster management / Joachim Kreysler -- Disaster insurance for the poor / Mihir Bhatt, Tommy Reynolds and Mehul Pandya -- Post-disaster recovery planning: introductory notes on its challenges and potentials / Camillo Boano -- Part III. Regional perspectives. Experiences from Sub-Saharan Africa / Dewald Van Niekerk and Ben Wisner -- Disaster risk management in Latin America and the Caribbean: four decades of evolution and change, 1970-2010 / Allan Lavell and Tania López-Marrero -- Disaster risk management in the Asia-Pacific: emerging trends and directions / Krishna S. Vatsa -- Part IV. Tools. Integrating people's capacities in disaster risk reduction through participatory mapping / Jake Rom D. Cadag and JC Gaillard -- A knowledge integration tool for disaster risk reduction including climate change / Ilan Kelman and Jessica Mercer -- Conclusion: addressing all vulnerabilities / Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard and members of the practitioner advisory panel.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction: who, what and why / Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard --
Part I. Prevention and risk reduction. Hazard, vulnerability, capacity, risk and participation / Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard --
Gender aspects of disaster management / Maureen Fordham and Lourdes Meyreles --
Community-based disaster risk reduction and disaster management / Emmanuel M. Luna --
People-centred early warning / Juan-Carlos Villagrán de León --
Disaster education in schools / Rajib Shaw, Yukiko Takeuchi and Koichi Shiwaku --
Many strong voices for climate change education: examples from Belize and Timor-Leste / Ilan Kelman, Jessica Mercer and Marianne Karlsson --
Managing infrastructure, environment and disaster risk / Ana Maria Cruz --
Part II. Response and recovery. emergency and disaster planning / David Alexander --
Common myths and misconceptions in disaster management / Alejandro López-Carresi --
Health aspects of disaster management / Joachim Kreysler --
Disaster insurance for the poor / Mihir Bhatt, Tommy Reynolds and Mehul Pandya --
Post-disaster recovery planning: introductory notes on its challenges and potentials / Camillo Boano --
Part III. Regional perspectives. Experiences from Sub-Saharan Africa / Dewald Van Niekerk and Ben Wisner --
Disaster risk management in Latin America and the Caribbean: four decades of evolution and change, 1970-2010 / Allan Lavell and Tania López-Marrero --
Disaster risk management in the Asia-Pacific: emerging trends and directions / Krishna S. Vatsa --
Part IV. Tools. Integrating people's capacities in disaster risk reduction through participatory mapping / Jake Rom D. Cadag and JC Gaillard --
A knowledge integration tool for disaster risk reduction including climate change / Ilan Kelman and Jessica Mercer --
Conclusion: addressing all vulnerabilities / Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard and members of the practitioner advisory panel.

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.

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