Introduction to International Disaster Management / Edition 2

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Overview

Introduction to International Disaster Management, Third Edition, continues to serve as the leading comprehensive overview of global emergency management. This edition provides practitioners and students alike with a comprehensive understanding of the disaster management profession by utilizing a global perspective and includingthe different sources of risk and vulnerability, the systems that exist to manage hazard risk, and the many different stakeholders involved.

This update examinesthe impact ofmany recent large-scale and catastrophic disaster events on countries and communities, as well as their influence on disaster risk reduction efforts worldwide. It also expands coverage of small-island developing states (SIDS) and explores the achievements of the United Nations Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) and the priorities for action in the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction currently under development. This useful, relevant text includes many changes that have occurred since the last edition for a better understanding of the rapidly advancing field of international disaster management.

  • Includes updated perspectives onrecent events that have shaped the direction emergency management is taking today
  • Examines outcomes of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) decade, such as insight into how disaster risk reduction has advanced globally, and how it differs among countries and regions
  • Updated statistics on disaster frequency and impactprovide a better understanding about howand why risk and vulnerability are changing
  • Presents information on multilateral emergency management agreements as well as profiles of important NGOs and international organizations
  • Key terms and summaries are provided at thebeginning of each chapter to ease student comprehension
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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: 737,197
  • 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

1. The Management of Disasters
2. Hazards
3. Risk and Vulnerability
4. Mitigation
5. Preparedness
6. Response
7. Recovery
8. Participants-Governmental Disaster Management Agencies
9. Participants-Nongovernmental Organizations (Including the Private Sector and Academia)
10. Participants-Multilateral Organizations and International Financial Institutions
11. Special Considerations
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