Disaster Law

On 6 August 2015, an MoU was signed between JNU and the National Institute of Disaster Management for setting up a 'Centre for Excellence in Disaster ... S. K. Sopory who shared his passion and understanding of transdisciplinarity.

Author: Amita Singh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351593564

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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This book looks at how legal frameworks can and do reduce risks arising out of disasters. The volume: analyses existing disaster laws and the challenges on the ground; brings together case studies from some of the most vulnerable regions; and proposes solutions to avert existing and possible future crises. The book offers appropriate legal frameworks for disaster management which could not only offer sustainable institutional reforms towards community resilience and preparedness but also reduce risk within the frameworks of justice, equity and accountability. It examines the intricacies of governance within which governments function and discusses how recent trends in infrastructure development and engineering technology could be balanced within the legal principles of ethics, transparency and integrity. The chapters in the volume suggest that legal frameworks ought to resonate with new challenges of resource management and climate change. Further, these frameworks could help secure citizens’ trust, institutional accountability and effective implementation through an unceasing partnership which keeps the community better prepared and more resilient. This volume will be indispensable to scholars and researchers of disaster management, law, public policy, environment and development studies as well as policymakers and those in administrative, governmental, judicial and development sectors.

The Capacity Crisis in Disaster Risk Management

Why disaster management capacity remains low in developing countries and what can be done Asmita Tiwari ... Her passion to understand more about disaster management took her to multiple countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, ...

Author: Asmita Tiwari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319094052

Category: Nature

Page: 218

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How can a place be built and managed so that it is safe for people to live? Ironically, many governments and citizens keep on asking the same question after every new disaster. Why, even with high levels of investment in increasing government’s capacity to manage disasters, do the impacts of disasters continue to increase? What can the governments do differently? What is the role of local communities? Where should aid agencies invest? This book looks into these critical questions and highlights how current capacity development efforts might be resulting in the opposite—capacity crisis or capability trap. The book provides a new approach for the understanding and the developing of effective local capacity to reduce and manage future disaster impacts.

Disaster Management

(c) can be easily applied to disaster and general management (d) is difficult to apply in practical situations 6. ... skill set of a disaster manager and business manager is (a) the main goal being public good (b) the spirit and passion ...

Author: R. Subramanian

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 9789352718702

Category: Business & Economics


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A book on Disaster Management

State Repression in Post Disaster Societies

The United States suffered over 30% of all disaster related damages during this same timeframe! ... Thus, natural disasters can erode government legitimacy, spurring antigovernment activity and passion, while creating anger and ...

Author: Clair Apodaca

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351976626

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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A natural hazard is a physical event but a disaster is a social and political phenomenon. Natural hazards are, for the most part, unavoidable and apolitical. However, they carry with them serious political, economic, and social consequences. Disasters also have adverse consequences on human rights standards. An understanding of the relationship between disasters and human rights outcomes requires knowledge of how disasters increase grievance and frustration, and impact the probability of contentious political behavior. To date, there has been little empirical or theoretical research on the specific circumstances under which disasters impact antigovernment political behavior, and even less is known of the causal chain between a natural disaster, protest activity, and human rights violations. In this book, Clair Apodaca maps a comprehensive causal model of the complex interactions between disasters and human rights violations. She claims that pre-existing inequalities and societal grievances turn a natural hazard into a disaster. A grievance-based theory of protests suggests that the underlying structural causes are social and economic group disparities, political exclusion, along with population pressures. To turn these all too common conditions into active political behavior requires a triggering event. When a damage–loss is the primary consequence of a disaster, the government and international community can compensate victims by providing rebuilding and reconstruction aid. However, when the disaster results in high numbers of fatalities, the government and international community cannot adequately compensate survivors for their losses. Grievances cannot be easily or effectively eliminated, and survivors and their supporters mobilize for change even if they are likely to face state repression. Clair Apodaca offers a unique contribution to our understanding of human rights violations. She effectively shows that there is a causal process between hazard events, protest activities, and government repression, a finding that is key to scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers working in this field.

Disaster Management and Private Sectors

Disaster Risk Management Act 10 of 2012. Government Printers: Windhoek. ... Private Sector Engagement in Disaster Risk Reduction in West Africa. King College London: London. ... A Passion for Imperfections. Revisiting Crisis Management.

Author: Takako Izumi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431554141

Category: Nature

Page: 342

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This book draws upon case studies and practices of different types of DRR involvement by the private sector from all over the world. The book comprises two parts, Part I: Overview and Regional Cases; and Part II: Country Cases. The regional cases include those from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central America, and the country cases include ones from India, Japan, the United States, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Nepal. DRR at the international level is discussed from the perspective of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). The perspective of the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is presented in the discussion of DRR at the societal level. The private sector is becoming more active in disaster management and plays an important role in distributing relief items and sending search and rescue teams in the response phase. However, once the response stage is over, private sector involvement tends to fade. While a number of disaster risk reduction (DRR) initiatives by the private sector are documented, they remain limited. The private sector can contribute enormously to DRR by developing business continuity plans, innovating technology for early warning systems, and providing and sharing technical knowledge, skills, and resources in the field of disaster preparedness. To strengthen DRR capacity, it is crucial to involve the private sector as major actors in DRR. The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of disaster management and DRR studies. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the collective knowledge from this work to policy and decision making. The book provides an overview of the current research trends and furnishes basic knowledge on this important topic.

Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief

... healthcare professionals, and citizens who have a passion for healthcare issues. The MRC helps communities through education and preparation for health issues such as the flu. This group also takes an active role in disaster relief.


Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412971010

Category: Disaster relief

Page: 934

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Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief

... healthcare professionals, and citizens who have a passion for healthcare issues. The MRC helps communities through education and preparation for health issues such as the flu. This group also takes an active role in disaster relief.

Author: K. Bradley Penuel

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452266398

Category: Political Science

Page: 984

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Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial! This encyclopedia covers response to disasters around the world, from governments to NGOs, from charities to politics, from refugees to health, and from economics to international relations, covering issues in both historical and contemporary context. The volumes include information relevant to students of sociology, national security, economics, health sciences, political science, emergency preparedness, history, agriculture, and many other subjects. The goal is to help readers appreciate the importance of the effects, responsibilities, and ethics of disaster relief, and to initiate educational discussion brought forth by the specific cultural, scientific, and topical articles contained within the work. Including 425 signed entries in a two-volume set presented in A-to-Z format, and drawing contributors from varied academic disciplines, this encyclopedia also features a preface by Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton of the 9/11 Commission. This reference resource examines disaster response and relief in a manner that is authoritative yet accessible, jargon-free, and balanced to help readers better understand issues from varied perspectives. Key Themes - Geography - Government and International Agencies - History - Human-induced Disasters - Infrastructure - Local Response - Major Disasters (Relief Case Studies) - Medicine and Psychology - Methods and Practices - Mitigation - Natural Disasters (Overviews) - Politics and Funding - Preparedness - Recovery - Response - Science and Prediction - Sociology - U.S. Geographical Response

American Disasters

53 Perhaps the closest the reader of the Atlantic gets to the core of creative disaster is in the love scenes of the magazine's fiction; there, “the passion of the story is powerful,” the reader experiences “a pent-up energy,” and “when ...

Author: Steven Biel

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814713464

Category: History

Page: 416

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Long after the dead have been buried, and lives and property rebuilt, the social and cultural impact of disasters lingers. Examining immediate and long term responses to such disasters as the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the Challenger explosion, American Disasters explores what natural and man made catastrophes reveal about the societies in which they occur. Ranging widely, essayists here examine the 1900 storm that ravaged Galveston, Texas, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Titanic sinking, the Northridge earthquake, the crash of Air Florida Flight 90, the 1977 Chicago El train crash, and many other devastating events. These catastrophes elicited vastly different responses, and thus raise a number of important questions. How, for example did African Americans, feminists, and labor activists respond to the Titanic disaster? Why did the El train crash take on such symbolic meaning for the citizens of Chicago? In what ways did the San Francisco earthquake reaffirm rather than challenge a predominant faith in progress? Taken together, these essays explain how and why disasters are transformative, how people make sense of them, how they function as social dramas during which communities and the nation think aloud about themselves and their direction. Contributors include Carl Smith, Duane A. Gill, Ann Larabee, J. Steven Picou, and Ted Steinberg.

H R 1856 Natural Disaster Protection Partnership Act of 1995

And for those detractors of this legislation , I would urge them to get in touch with Mr. Weldon , the emergency responders , and find out the level of passion that they feel for this measure . Thank you for your past and present ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment


ISBN: UCR:31210014074478

Category: Disaster insurance

Page: 595

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Emergency and Disaster Management Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Librarians, and those with a passion for books, art, and architecture, descended upon Florence to help save and repair the damaged objects. These people were called “Mud Angels” as they were often coated in mud as they picked through ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522561965

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1723

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In a world of earthquakes, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks, emergency response plans are crucial to solving problems, overcoming challenges, and restoring and improving communities that have been affected by these catastrophic events. Although the necessity for quick and efficient aid is understood, researchers and professionals continue to strive for the best practices and methodologies to properly handle such significant events. Emergency and Disaster Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source for the latest research on the theoretical and practical components of initiating crisis management and emergency response. Highlighting a range of topics such as preparedness and assessment, aid and relief, and the integration of smart technologies, this multi-volume book is designed for emergency professionals, policy makers, practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in all aspects of disaster, crisis, and emergency studies.