Introduction to International Disaster Management / Edition 2

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Overview

Disaster management is a vibrant and growing field, driven by government spending in the wake of terrorist attacks and environmental debacles, as well as private-sector hiring of risk managers and emergency planners. An ever-increasing number of practicing professionals needs a reference that can provide a solid foundation in ALL major phases of supervision - mitigation, preparedness, response, communications, and recovery. As climate change leads to further costly catastrophes and as countries around the world continue to struggle with terrorism, the demand for solutions will only grow. This revised edition of Coppola’s revered resource meets said demand head-on with more focused, current, thoughtfully analyzed, and effective approaches to disaster relief.

  • Expanded coverage of global approaches to disaster management with enhanced data and research on disasters around the world, including Cyclone Nargis, the H1N1 pandemic, and the tsunami in American Samoa
  • More material on risk management, mitigation, myths that affect behavior during crises, and post-disaster evaluation of the response
  • Up-to-date information on the role of aid organizations and international financial institutions like the World Bank in disaster response, as well as commentary on the latest research in disaster management and policy studies
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Damon Coppola's Introduction to international disaster management is a single volume sourcebook that makes excellent use of full colour graphics and has numerous inset boxes highlighting aspects of the topics under discussion. The book follows a logical progression starting with the history of disasters and ending with details of disaster management agencies (governments, NGOs, multilateral organisations), where they are located within national government structures, and what they do. The bulk of the book is given over to consideration of hazards, risks and vulnerability, and the four stages of traditional disaster management namely: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. A final chapter deals briefly with special considerations in relation to disasters covering such diverse topics as the media, political will, donor fatigue, state sovereignty, climate change, terrorism, and pandemics. This book is an excellent starting point for the study of disaster planning providing both global perspective and local detail."—Colin Perry, The Brunei Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123821744
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/9/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 737,049
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Damon P. Coppola is a Systems Engineer, and a Senior Associate with Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm. He has extensive experience in disaster preparedness and planning through his work with the World Bank Group; The Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management; the US Army Corps of Engineers; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, among others. Mr. Coppola is the author of Introduction to International Disaster Management (Butterworth-Heinemann), and co-author of Introduction to Homeland Security (Butterworth-Heinemann) and Hazards Risk Management (The Federal Emergency Management Agency). He has also been published in several industry journals, including Disaster Prevention and Management, The Beacon, The American Society of Professional Emergency Planners Journal, and The International Association of Emergency Managers Newsletter, among others. Mr. Coppola holds an M.E.M in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from George Washington University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Management of Disasters

Chapter 2: Hazards

Chapter 3: Risk and Vulnerability

Chapter 4: Mitigation

Chapter 5: Preparedness

Chapter 6: Response

Chapter 7: Recovery

Chapter 8: Participants - Governmental Disaster Management Agencies

Chapter 9: Participants - Nongovernmental Organizations

Chapter 10: Participants - Multilateral Organizations and the International Financial Institutions

Chapter 11: Special Considerations

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