Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Book: Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions. Improving Emergency Management and Climate Change Adaptation, 2nd Edition By John Handmer and Stephen Dovers

Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions

Improving Emergency Management and Climate Change Adaptation, 2nd Edition

By John HandmerStephen Dovers

Published 4th January 2013 by Routledge – 216 pages

Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of the problems they confront, and the lack of institutional capacity to implement planning and prevention or to manage disasters. This book seeks to overcome this mismatch and to guide development of a more strategic policy and institutional framework.
This updated and revised second edition includes new coverage of climate change adaptation, which has rapidly become central to disaster and emergency planning and management. This is an essential handbook for practitioners across the world seeking to improve the quality, robustness and capacity of their disaster management mechanisms.

Part 1: Constructing the Problem
1. The Nature of Emergencies and Disasters
2. The Nature of Policy and Institutions 
Part 2: Constructing the Response
3. A Policy and Institutional Framework for Emergencies and Disasters
4. Owning the Problem: Politics, Participation and Communication
5. Framing the Problem: Identifying and Analysing Risk
6. Responding to the Problem: Policy Formulation and Implementation
7. Not Forgetting: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
8. Institutional Settings for Emergencies and Disasters: Form, Function and Coordination 
Part 3: Constructing the Future
9. Future Prospects

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