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Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Recovery

Used or Misused Development Opportunity

Editors: Shaw, Rajib (Ed.)

  • The book provides case examples from different parts of the world on recent major disaster events
  • This book analyzes the disaster recovery on three unique components: governance, education and technology
  • Practitioner's perspective is the key source of the book chapters
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About this book

This book explains key lessons learned from diverse disaster situations and analyzes them within the framework of governance, education, and technology, providing a framework for disaster recovery as a development opportunity. In post-disaster situations, different types of resources are put into the affected region, varying according to technical, financial, intellectual, and community resources. If properly implemented, disaster recovery can change the context of risk-reduction approaches; if not, it can create additional hazards. In some countries, the post-disaster recovery process has even changed the socio-economic and political context of the affected region and country.

The book has 21 chapters and is divided into four parts: governance and institutional issues (five chapters), education and learning issues (four chapters), technology and innovation issues (five chapters), and cross-cutting issues (five chapters). The final chapter provides an analysis of the key topics.

              The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The book provides them with a good idea of the current research trends in the field and furnishes basic knowledge about these vital topics. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the knowledge collected here to policy and decision making.

About the authors

Rajib Shaw is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies of Kyoto University, Japan.  He worked closely with the local communities, NGOs, governments and international organization, including United Nations, especially in the Asian countries.  He is currently the Chair of the United Nations Asia Regional Task Force for Urban Risk Reduction.  His research interests are: community based disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, urban risk management, and disaster and environmental education.  He has published several books in the field of disaster and environmental management.  He is also the Chief Editor of Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Post Disaster Recovery: Issues and Challenges

    Shaw, Rajib

    Pages 1-13

  • Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Institutional Mechanisms for Risk Reduction: A Comparative Study of Three Disasters in India

    Thiruppugazh, V.

    Pages 17-39

  • Collaborative Governance and Disaster Recovery: The National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) in the U.S.

    Kapucu, Naim

    Pages 41-59

  • Typhoon Morakot and Institutional Changes in Taiwan

    Wen, Jet-Chau (et al.)

    Pages 61-75

  • Institution and Governance Related Learning from the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Ishiwatari, Mikio

    Pages 77-88

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54255-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54254-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56135-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disaster Recovery
Book Subtitle
Used or Misused Development Opportunity
Editors
  • Rajib Shaw
Series Title
Disaster Risk Reduction
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54255-1
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54255-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54254-4
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56135-4
Series ISSN
2196-4106
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 431
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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