Resilience and Recovery in Asian Disasters: Community Ties, Market Mechanisms, and Governance by Daniel P. AldrichResilience and Recovery in Asian Disasters: Community Ties, Market Mechanisms, and Governance by Daniel P. Aldrich

Resilience and Recovery in Asian Disasters: Community Ties, Market Mechanisms, and Governance

byDaniel P. AldrichEditorSothea Oum, Yasuyuki Sawada

Hardcover | October 22, 2014

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This book establishes a new, holistic framework for disaster recovery and mitigation, providing a multidisciplinary perspective on the field of risk management strategies and societal and communal resilience. Going beyond narrow approaches that are all too prevalent in the field, this work builds on an optimum combination of community-level networks, private market mechanisms and state-based assistance strategies. Its chapters describe best practices in the field and elucidate cutting-edge research on recovery, highlighting the interaction between government, industry and civil society. The book uses new data from a number of recent disasters across southeast and east Asia to understand the interactions among residents, the state, and catastrophe, drawing on events in Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, China and Thailand. Grounded in theories of risk mitigation and empirical research, the book provides practical guidance for decision makers along with future research directions for scholars.

The Asian region is highly prone to natural disasters which devastate large and mostly poor populations. This book deals with some of the root issues underlying the continued vulnerability of these societies to catastrophic shocks. The book is unusual in that it comprehensively covers resilience and fragilities from community levels to market mechanisms and governance and it analyses these issues in very different economic and structural settings. Recommended for development and disaster risk managers-without question.

Professor Debarati Guha-Sapir

Director, Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED);

Professor, University of Louvain, Research Institute Health and Society.

About the EditorsDaniel P. Aldrich is an associate professor and university scholar in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University. Aldrich was a Fulbright research fellow at the University of Tokyo's Economics Department for the academic year 2012-2013 and an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow at U...
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Title:Resilience and Recovery in Asian Disasters: Community Ties, Market Mechanisms, and GovernanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:359 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:October 22, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4431550216

ISBN - 13:9784431550211

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