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Science of Societal Safety

Living at Times of Risks and Disasters

Editors: Abe, Seiji, Ozawa, Mamoru, Kawata, Yoshiaki (Eds.)

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  • Provides the basic concepts of the prevention, mitigation, and countermeasures for natural disasters and accidents
  • Includes discussion of natural disasters, industrial accidents, human factors, risk assessment, and recovery systems
  • Discusses not only safety engineering concerns but also social, legal, economic, cultural, and psychological issues
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This open access book covers comprehensive but fundamental principles and concepts of disaster and accident prevention and mitigation, countermeasures, and recovery from disasters or accidents including treatment and care of the victims. Safety and security problems in our society involve not only engineering but also social, legal, economic, cultural, and psychological issues. The enhancement needed for societal safety includes comprehensive activities of all aspects from precaution to recovery, not only of people but also of governments. In this context, the authors, members of the Faculty of Societal Safety Science, Kansai University, conducted many discussions and concluded that the major strategy is consistent independently of the type and magnitude of disaster or accident, being also the principle of the foundation of our faculty.

The topics treated in this book are rather widely distributed but are well organized sequentially to provide a clear understanding of the principles of societal safety. In the first part the fundamental concepts of safety are discussed. The second part deals with risks in the societal and natural environment. Then follows, in the third part, a description of the quantitative estimation of risk and its assessment and management. The fourth part is devoted to disaster prevention, mitigation, and recovery systems. The final, fifth part presents a future perspective of societal safety science.

Thorough reading of this introductory volume of societal safety science provides a clear image of the issues. This is largely because the Japanese have suffered often from natural disasters and not only have gained much valuable information about disasters but also have accumulated a store of experience. We are still in the process of reconstruction from the Great East Japan earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. This book is especially valuable therefore in studying the safety and security of people and their societies.

About the authors

Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences, Kansai University
​In April of 2010, Kansai University opened its Faculty of Safety Science at its new MUSE Campus in Takatsuki, Osaka, to address the safety issues of the 21st century. Undergraduates can choose between two tracks to specialize in the area of natural disasters or choose to concentrate on the field of man-made disasters. Students will be expected to discuss how to minimize and prevent damage created by natural forces and man-made accidents. They will also learn how to create policies and systems that ensure security. The Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences is committed to develop future leaders who will serve in diverse areas of the public and private sectors.
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http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/Fc_ss/english/staff.html

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • What Do Societal Safety Sciences Aim at?

    Abe, Seiji (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Advancement in Science and Technology and Human Societies

    Nishimura, Hiroshi (et al.)

    Pages 15-26

  • Contemporary Societies and Risk

    Tsuchida, Shoji (et al.)

    Pages 27-35

  • Modern Societies and Establishment of Scholarship

    Kawaguchi, Toshihiro (et al.)

    Pages 37-46

  • Human, Nature, and Artificial Products

    Ozawa, Mamoru

    Pages 49-55

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science of Societal Safety
Book Subtitle
Living at Times of Risks and Disasters
Editors
  • Seiji Abe
  • Mamoru Ozawa
  • Yoshiaki Kawata
Series Title
Trust
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2775-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2775-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2774-2
Series ISSN
2509-7679
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 227
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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