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Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Policies and Institutions by John Handmer
Book DescriptionDisasters 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 policy and institutional framework. For the first time it brings together into a coherent framework the insights of public policy, institutional design and emergency and disaster management.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844073597
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Handmer
John Handmer is Innovation Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, Adjunct Professor at The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, and Visiting Professor, Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University, UK. Stephen Dovers is Professor at The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University and Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, School for Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University, Australia.
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