Introduction to International Disaster Management / Edition 1

Introduction to International Disaster Management / Edition 1

by Damon P. Coppola
     
 

Written from a global perspective on risk, hazards, and disasters, Introduction to International Disaster Management provides practitioners, educators and students with a comprehensive overview of the players, processes and special issues involved in the management of large-scale natural and technological disasters. The book discusses special issuesSee more details below

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Written from a global perspective on risk, hazards, and disasters, Introduction to International Disaster Management provides practitioners, educators and students with a comprehensive overview of the players, processes and special issues involved in the management of large-scale natural and technological disasters. The book discusses special issues encountered in the management of international disasters, and explains the various private, non-governmental, national, and international agencies that assist in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery during national and regional events.

Concentrating on the four major phases of emergency management – mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery – Introduction to International Disaster Management deals with such timely topics as Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and SARS. It also serves as a reference to governmental and other agencies involved in international disaster management activities. This book is the first of its kind to take a global approach to the topic of international disaster management.

* Serves as the first comprehensive resource dealing with the issues of international disaster management
* Contains numerous case studies, examples of Best Practices in international disaster management, and a contact list of the governmental and nongovernmental agencies involved in international disaster management
* Provides a global perspective on risk, hazards, and disasters that is written both for students within disaster management programs and for professionals entering the field

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750679824
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/02/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

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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