The Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Disasters

Models informed by the global experience 1950-2005

Authors: Rudenstine, Sasha, Galea, Sandro

  • Clarifies and broadens the varied definitions of disaster offered by relief organizations
  • Systematically reviews a half century of disasters worldwide
  • Analyzes societal and environmental risk and protective factors that can influence the course of disasters
  • Provides comprehensive models for causes of, and behavioral responses to, disasters, using in-depth examples from the U.S. and abroad
  • Applies both models to the World Trade Center attacks, with implications for the public health field
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The Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Disasters brings a public health perspective to the literature, reflecting the increasing importance of the field in both disaster preparedness and disaster response. Arguing that a disaster is not only the event but its aftermath as well, the authors apply salient local content to the study of scenarios ranging from the Cuzco, Peru, earthquake of 1950 to the Columbine school shooting, the Oklahoma City bombing, and 9/11. These case studies form the basis for models of vulnerabilities to disasters and population behavior following disasters, illustrating how careful pre-event planning and coordinated post-event response strategies can minimize the initial damage and negative aftereffects. The Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Disasters will further professional discussion and understanding among a wide range of professionals and students across public health, mental health, education, health administration and policy, social work, and the social sciences.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Understanding Disasters

    Rudenstine, Sasha (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Broadening Our Conception of Disasters and Their Consequences

    Rudenstine, Sasha (et al.)

    Pages 11-15

  • The Missing Role of Context: A Conceptual Model

    Rudenstine, Sasha (et al.)

    Pages 19-22

  • The Continuum of Vulnerabilities and Capacities

    Rudenstine, Sasha (et al.)

    Pages 23-27

  • Vulnerabilities and Capacities: Venezuela Floods and Mudslides – December 14–16, 1999

    Rudenstine, Sasha (et al.)

    Pages 29-38

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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-0316-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Disasters
Book Subtitle
Models informed by the global experience 1950-2005
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0317-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0317-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0316-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9188-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 156
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