Introduction to International Disaster Management

Other | October 1, 2006

byCoppola, Damon P., Damon P. CoppolaEditorDamon P. Coppola

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Written from a global perspective on risk, hazards, and disasters,Introduction to International Disaster Managementprovides 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 Managementdeals 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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Written from a global perspective on risk, hazards, and disasters,Introduction to International Disaster Managementprovides 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 sp...

Damon P. Coppola is a Partner 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 Age...

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Format:OtherDimensions:576 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 1, 2006Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080465730

ISBN - 13:9780080465739

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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