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New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives

Coping with Regional Vulnerability

Preventing and Mitigating Damages from Environmental Disasters

Editors: Hagihara, Kiyoko, Asahi, Chisato (Eds.)

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  • Defines vulnerability in a broad sense from the point of view of a regional perspective as well as the concepts of sustainability, survivability, and well-being
  • Appeals to various interests with an interdisciplinary approach drawing upon economics, civil engineering, regional planning, public health, and risk management
  • Demonstrates that regional varieties of models from rural to urban and from developing to developed countries are important for formulating a practical risk management policy
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Whether a natural event turns into a disaster depends on the severity of the hazard as well as the condition of the social sphere of its potential victims, i.e., vulnerability. We focus on regional vulnerability considering the fact that regional socioeconomic conditions determine the aspects of the damage and thus the risk management policy. This book provides the theory and methodology to understand and cope with regional vulnerability through an interdisciplinary approach. The fields mainly included in this work are welfare and environmental economics, the planning and management area of civil engineering, and risk management. In particular, we focus on hazard and vulnerability surrounding water issues and provide readers with knowledge of how the regional analysis is incorporated into the vulnerability analysis. Also considered is what risk management should be when the diversified regional background of the vulnerability is taken into account. A feature of this book is that it provides contrastive regional coverage: the vulnerability of a developed country—urban and regional areas of Japan—and that of a developing country, Bangladesh. The contents consist of three parts: (1) Socioeconomic Vulnerability in a Regional Perspective, (2) Evaluation of Regional Vulnerability, and (3) Coping with Regional Vulnerability. This book is highly recommended to researchers who need an up-to-date and interdisciplinary approach to deal with risk management where regional vulnerability plays an important role.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coping with Regional Vulnerability
Book Subtitle
Preventing and Mitigating Damages from Environmental Disasters
Editors
  • Kiyoko Hagihara
  • Chisato Asahi
Series Title
New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55169-0
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55169-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55168-3
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56272-6
Series ISSN
2199-5974
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 362
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