Asia-Pacific Disaster Management

Comparative and Socio-legal Perspectives

Editors: Butt, Simon, Nasu, Hitoshi, Nottage, Luke (Eds.)

  • ​​​​​​Comprehensive and scholarly account of the legal, political and socio-economic implications of Japan’s ’triple disasters’ in 2011
  • Multi-disciplinary perspective combining legal and social science perspectives on lessons to be learned from the disaster in Japan and its recovery as well as the Asia-Pacific region more generally
  • Insights and proposals for regulatory reform related to disaster prevention and relief
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The book outlines the regulatory environment for disaster prevention and management in broad social, economic and political context. The first half of the book focuses mainly on Japan, especially the ‘3-11’ events: the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku area on 11 March 2011 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant radiation leaks. The second half focuses on the USA (the only other Asia-Pacific country to have experienced a serious nuclear emergency), Indonesia, China, New Zealand, Australia and international law. One question explored is whether socio-legal norms play different roles in preventing and managing responses to natural disasters compared to ‘man-made’ disasters. Another is how ‘disaster law’ interacts with society across very diverse societies in the disaster-prone Asia-Pacific region. The book also addresses the increasingly important roles played by international law and regional regimes for cross-border cooperation in disaster prevention and relief, including the functions played by military forces.

Erudite, pragmatic, and charged with detailed, substantive knowledge of an astonishing range of contexts and research fields, this timely collection of important essays on the law and society of disaster management stands as an exemplary international academic response to the disasters of 11 March 2011. (Annelise Riles)

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Erudite, pragmatic, and charged with detailed, substantive knowledge of an astonishing range of contexts and research fields, this timely collection of important essays on the law and society of disaster management stands as an exemplary international academic response to the disasters of 11 March 2011. 

Annelise Riles 

Jack G. Clarke '52 Professor of Far East Legal Studies 

Director, Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture 

Professor of Anthropology 

Cornell Law School 


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Disaster Management: Socio-Legal and Asia-Pacific Perspectives

    Nottage, Luke (et al.)

    Pages 1-58

  • A Public Health Perspective on Reconstructing Post-Disaster Japan

    Reich, Michael R.

    Pages 59-77

  • Disaster in Japan: A Case Study

    Claremont, Yasuko

    Pages 79-99

  • Government Liability for Regulatory Failure in the Fukushima Disaster: An Australian Comparison

    Rheuben, Joel

    Pages 101-118

  • Liability for Nuclear Damages Under Japanese Law: Key Legal Problems Arising from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

    Weitzdörfer, Julius

    Pages 119-138

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asia-Pacific Disaster Management
Book Subtitle
Comparative and Socio-legal Perspectives
Editors
  • Simon Butt
  • Hitoshi Nasu
  • Luke Nottage
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39768-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39768-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39767-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52227-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 303
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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