Disaster Risk Reduction

Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific

Policy and Governance

Editors: Brassard, Caroline, Giles, David W., Howitt, Arnold M. (Eds.)

  • Includes a unique combination of leading practitioners and academics
  • Contains chapters addressing a variety of high profile events, taking place in a diverse mix of countries across the Asia-Pacific region
  • Represents a unique collaboration between two of the world’s premier schools of public policy: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and Harvard Kennedy School
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About this book

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable to a variety of natural and manmade hazards. This edited book productively brings together scholars and senior public officials having direct experience in dealing with or researching on recent major natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific. The chapters focus on disaster preparedness and management, including pre-event planning and mitigation, crisis leadership and emergency response, and disaster recovery. Specific events discussed in this book include a broad spectrum of disasters such as tropical storms and typhoons in the Philippines; earthquakes in China; tsunamis in Indonesia, Japan, and Maldives; and bushfires in Australia. The book aims to generate discussions about improved risk reduction strategies throughout the region. It seeks to provide a comparative perspective across countries to draw lessons from three perspectives: public policy, humanitarian systems, and community engagement.

Reviews

“The book Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific presents a synopsis of contemporary risk-management thinking in the Asia-Pacific. … Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific is well organized, concise and easy to navigate. … this book will be of interest to those involved in disaster risk-management activities throughout the Asia-Pacific.” (Thomas W. Haase, Natural Hazards Observer, Vol. XL (1), September, 2015)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Confronting Disaster: Recent Lessons from the Asia-Pacific

    Brassard, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Localising the Humanitarian Toolkit: Lessons from Recent Philippines Disasters

    Barber, Rebecca

    Pages 17-31

  • Muhammadiyah and Disaster Response: Innovation and Change in Humanitarian Assistance

    Bush, Robin

    Pages 33-48

  • The Impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami on Maldives

    Waheed, Mohamed (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • Collaboration in Emergency Response in China: Evolution from the Wenchuan Earthquake, May 12, 2008 to the Lushan Earthquake, April 20, 2013

    Zhang, Haibo

    Pages 69-84

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55157-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56199-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific
Book Subtitle
Policy and Governance
Editors
  • Caroline Brassard
  • David W. Giles
  • Arnold M. Howitt
Series Title
Disaster Risk Reduction
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55157-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55157-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55156-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56199-6
Series ISSN
2196-4106
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 203
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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