Disaster Risk Reduction

Civil Society Organization and Disaster Risk Reduction

The Asian Dilemma

Editors: Shaw, Rajib, Izumi, Takako (Eds.)

  • The first book on the role of civil society organizations in disaster risk reduction in Asia
  • The authors come from both academic and practitioner background, with in-depth field experiences
  • Covers diverse issues on health, education, social issues related to disaster risk reduction
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About this book

Civil society organizations (CSOs) have played important roles over the years in the disaster field.  Starting from the traditional approach of response and relief, the emphasis has gradually shifted to disaster risk reduction.  From international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to national and local NGOs, all stakeholders have recognized the significance of and need for community-based risk reduction. In their different capacities they have endeavored to establish links to the policy options at the local and national levels.  There still are many issues that remain untouched by CSOs, however, and local CSOs face special challenges in resources in terms of human, financial, and technical issues.  

 

Drawing examples from Asia, this book is structured on the roles of CSOs according to the Hyogo Framework for Action priority areas: policy making, risk assessment, education and training, underlying risk factors, and response–recovery.  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 a clear view of the current trends of research in the field and furnishes basic knowledge on these important topics.  Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the knowledge collected here to policy and decision making.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Civil Society and Disaster Risk Reduction: An Asian Overview

    Shaw, Rajib (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Role of Civil Society Organizations in Policy and Advocacy in Risk Reduction

    Izumi, Takako (et al.)

    Pages 15-27

  • Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform and Strategic National Action Plan in Afghanistan

    Komino, Takeshi

    Pages 29-41

  • Policy and Advocacy: Role of Civil Society in Disaster Management Bill Processes in Indonesia

    Hening, Parlan

    Pages 43-58

  • CSOs and the Challenges in Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

    Victoria, Lorna (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54877-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54876-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56152-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civil Society Organization and Disaster Risk Reduction
Book Subtitle
The Asian Dilemma
Editors
  • Rajib Shaw
  • Takako Izumi
Series Title
Disaster Risk Reduction
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54877-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54877-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54876-8
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56152-1
Series ISSN
2196-4106
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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