Political Economy of Large Natural Disasters: With Special Reference to Developing Countries

Hardcover | June 1, 1982

byJ. M. Albala-Bertrand

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This book sets out to develop a new framework for the analysis of disaster situations in developing countries. In doing so, it challenges many of the accepted wisdoms of disaster theory upon which policy prescriptions are built. The author insists that although disasters are a problem of development, they are not necessarily a problem for development. What we should be looking at are the underlying social and economic processes within developing countries which structure the impact of natural disasters, rather than atdisasters as unforeseen events requiring large scale intervention.

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This book sets out to develop a new framework for the analysis of disaster situations in developing countries. In doing so, it challenges many of the accepted wisdoms of disaster theory upon which policy prescriptions are built. The author insists that although disasters are a problem of development, they are not necessarily a proble...

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This book sets out to develop a new framework for the analysis and understanding of large natural disasters occurring in developing countries in the last three decades, and their effects on the economy and society. In doing so, it challenges many of the accepted wisdoms of disaster theory upon which policy prescriptions are built. A nu...

J. M. Albala-Bertrand, Lecturer in Economics, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:June 1, 1982Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198287658

ISBN - 13:9780198287650

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`The Political Economy of Large Natural Disasters is an impressive piece of work. It is a provocative, revisionist contribution to the study of the economics of disaster, a subject of coming importance ... required reading for officials and those associated with relief agencies ... thevolume also offers material to social scientists anxious to apply public choice theory constructs to the analysis of policy formulation and application in developing societies.'Latin American Studies