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Creating Katrina Rebuilding Resilience

Creating Katrina  Rebuilding Resilience Book
Author : Michael J. Zakour,Nancy Mock,Paul Kadetz
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2017-11-13
ISBN : 0128095628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons from New Orleans on Vulnerability and Resiliency presents a unique, integrative understanding of Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans area, and the progression to disaster vulnerability as well as resilience pathways. The book integrates the understanding of vulnerability and resiliency by examining the relationships among these two concepts and theories. The disaster knowledge of diverse disciplines and professions is brought together in this book, with authors from social work, public health, community organizing, sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, anthropology, geography and the study of religion. The editors offer both expert and an insider perspectives on Katrina because they have lived in New Orleans and experienced Katrina and the recovery. An improved understanding of the recovery and reconstruction phases of disaster is also presented, and these disaster stages have been the least examined in the disaster and emergency management literature. Integrates multiple disciplines to study the long-term recovery of the worst non-terrorist disaster in U.S. history Provides a local perspective, with at least one co-contributor for each chapter living in New Orleans Examines vulnerability and resilience theory and application

Disaster Recovery Through the Lens of Justice

Disaster Recovery Through the Lens of Justice Book
Author : Alessandra Jerolleman
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-01-25
ISBN : 3030047954
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There has been increased attention to the topics of disaster recovery and disaster resilience over the past several years, particularly as catastrophic events such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy have brought to light the increasing vulnerability of so many communities. This manuscript brings together existing research, along with policy analysis, in order to look at disaster recovery through the lens of justice. This includes understanding the mechanisms through which vulnerability is exacerbated, and the extent to which the regulations and agency cultures drive this outcome. While existing analyses have sought to understand the particular characteristics of both resilient and vulnerable communities, there have been few attempts to understand the systemic inequities and injustice that is built into United States disaster policies, programs, and legislation. This manuscript thus begins from the understanding that social and economic structures, including land use policies and historic practices such as redlining, have concentrated hazard risk into vulnerable zones whose inhabitants do not benefit from the very policies that create and increase their risk.

Rethinking Social Capital

Rethinking Social Capital Book
Author : Elisabeth Kapferer,Isabell Gstach,Andreas Koch
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2017-11-06
ISBN : 1527505154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Concepts of social capital play a well-established role in a number of academic disciplines and continue to grow in popularity in the discourses of the sciences, as well as those of civil society and social practice. As an element that is fundamental and constitutive of various forms of societal coexistence and wellbeing, social capital apparently generates positive effects. However, it also contributes to inequalities and unequal distribution of power, and is, consequently, a rather controversial subject. This collection of essays represents reflections and case studies from all over the world. They step out of well-known paths of discourse and discuss the phenomenon of social capital in manifold ways and from new perspectives. In addition to rethinking social capital theoretically and methodologically, the authors focus especially on issues and challenges of its practical application. The contributions come from researchers and practitioners of different backgrounds including sciences such as sociology, philosophy, social geography, economics, health studies, history, interpersonal communication studies and cultural studies, as well as social practice in development aid. The volume will appeal to a broad audience from diverse disciplines, both academic and practical.

Stress Testing the USA

Stress Testing the USA Book
Author : John Rennie Short
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-09-20
ISBN : 3030659992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability in the Twenty First Century

Sustainability in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Mohan Munasinghe
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-05-23
ISBN : 1108404154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Provides a rigorous analysis of sustainable development that includes practical, policy-relevant, global case studies, explained concisely and clearly.

Changes in the Air

Changes in the Air Book
Author : Eleonora Rohland
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2018-10-19
ISBN : 178533932X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hurricanes have been a constant in the history of New Orleans. Since before its settlement as a French colony in the eighteenth century, the land entwined between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River has been lashed by powerful Gulf storms. Time and again, these hurricanes have wrought immeasurable loss and devastation, spurring reinvention and ingenuity on the part of inhabitants. Changes in the Air offers a rich and thoroughly researched history of how hurricanes have shaped and reshaped New Orleans from the colonial era to the present day, focusing on how its residents have adapted to a uniquely unpredictable and destructive environment across more than three centuries.

Environment Climate Plant and Vegetation Growth

Environment  Climate  Plant and Vegetation Growth Book
Author : Shah Fahad
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-09-20
ISBN : 3030497321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Human Nature Interactions Perspectives on Conceptual and Methodological Issues

Human Nature Interactions  Perspectives on Conceptual and Methodological Issues Book
Author : Tadhg Eoghan MacIntyre,Juergen Beckmann,Giovanna Calogiuri,Aoife A. Donnelly,Marc Jones,Christopher R. Madan,Mike Rogerson,Noel E. Brick,Mark Nieuwenhuijsen,Christopher James Gidlow
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2021-01-06
ISBN : 2889663558
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Human Nature Interactions Perspectives on Conceptual and Methodological Issues book written by Tadhg Eoghan MacIntyre,Juergen Beckmann,Giovanna Calogiuri,Aoife A. Donnelly,Marc Jones,Christopher R. Madan,Mike Rogerson,Noel E. Brick,Mark Nieuwenhuijsen,Christopher James Gidlow, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Deadly Voyages

Deadly Voyages Book
Author : Veronica Fynn Bruey,Steven W. Bender
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2019-12-16
ISBN : 1498584683
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Globe explores the burdens and impact of perilous migration, while considering which laws, policies, practices, and venues might establish empathy and protection for migrants. This interdisciplinary volume envisions and calls for a transformation in migration policy, motivated by the common goal of drastically reducing the peril migrants face when compelled to make their treacherous journeys. All contributors to this volume agree on the inadequacy of current approaches and the dire need for change in global migration law and policy. Therefore, the book seeks to inform, educate, persuade, and facilitate newer or less-heard perspectives, toward wider participation and influence within the forced migration policy debate. Guided by the famous advice of Karl Marx that the point should be changing the world rather than merely analyzing or interpreting it, the contributors suggest practical measures to fix the current gap in responses to migrant peril, along with strategies for diagnosing, countering, and promoting human dignity and social justice, with the aim of preventing future deaths and injuries in migrant journeys across the globe.

Environmental Hazards and Resilience

Environmental Hazards and Resilience Book
Author : Dennis J. Parker,Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-08-27
ISBN : 1000437485
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Building resilience to the world’s increasingly damaging environmental hazards has become a priority. This book considers the scientific advances which have been made around the world to enhance this resilience. Although resilience is not new, it is through the idea of resilience that governments, organisations, and communities around the world are now seeking to address the rapidly increasing losses that environmental hazards cause so that fewer lives are lost, and damage is reduced. Alternative ideas and approaches have been helpful in reducing loss, but resilience offers a fresh and potentially effective means of reducing it further. Adopting a scientific approach and scientific evidence is important in applying the resilience idea in hazard mitigation. However, the science of resilience is at an immature stage of development with much discussion about the concept and how it should be understood and interpreted. Building useful theories remains a challenge although some of the building blocks of theory have been developed. More attention has been given to developing indicators and frameworks of resilience which are subsequently applied to measure resilience to hazards such as flooding, earthquake, and climate change. Environmental Hazards and Resilience: Theory and Evidence considers the scientific and theoretical challenges of making progress in applying resilience to environmental hazard mitigation and provides examples from around the world – including the USA, New Zealand, China, Bangladesh and elsewhere. The chapters in this book were originally published in the Environmental Hazards.

Louisiana s Response to Extreme Weather

Louisiana   s Response to Extreme Weather Book
Author : Shirley Laska
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020
ISBN : 3030272052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Defense against Terrorism

Defense against Terrorism Book
Author : M. Coen
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2019-04-02
ISBN : 1614999538
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global terrorism is a double-edged threat to democracies. Physically, because of the number of people killed and wounded, structurally, because it threatens social peace and over-reaction tends to undermine our basic values. The authors of the chapters in this book are multinational and interdisciplinary. Their papers were presented for discussion at the Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) held in Skopje (FYROM) 11-14th April 2018 on “Defence Against Terrorism, Enhancing Resilience of Democratic Institutions and Rule of Law”, organized within the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. Results can be summarised as follows. Counter-terrorist strategy must aim to achieve less, not more, terrorism. The countries with best results are the ones that cultivate human intelligence, confidence between security services and the local population, together with a tradition of effective respect of the Rule of Law. Militarization of internal security, and intelligence systems mainly based on databases (“big data”) and artificial intelligence, though popular, are showing serious limits. More effective democracy, not less, is the key to the resilience of our societies against the “new threats”, particularly for confronting the criminal violence of terror. In discussion, some core necessities were identified: to recognize that it is the method used, not the aims, that define criminal organisations as terrorist; that there is a structural link with organized crime for financing and operative support, and that corruption facilitates and protects any illegal activity; social capital must be developed as a fundamental basic tool for enhancing resilience. This book aims to help analyse the networks and contexts that feed terrorism. It provides anyone confronted with security issues an understanding of the negative as well as the positive aspects of specific counter-measures.

Handbook of Welfare in China

Handbook of Welfare in China Book
Author : B. Carrillo,J. Hood,P. I. Kadetz
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2017-07-28
ISBN : 178347274X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook is a timely compilation dedicated to exploring a rare diversity of perspectives and content on the development, successes, reforms and challenges within China’s contemporary welfare system. It showcases an extensive introduction and 20 original chapters by leading and emerging area specialists who explore a century of welfare provision from the Nationalist era, up to and concentrating on economic reform and marketisation (1978 to the present). Organised around five key concerns (social security and welfare; emerging issues and actors; gaps; future challenges) chapters draw on original case-based research from diverse disciplines and perspectives, engage existing literature and further key debates.

Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience

Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience Book
Author : Grant H. Brenner,Daniel H. Bush,Joshua Moses
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2010-12-20
ISBN : 1135263787
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience explores the interface between spiritual and psychological care in the context of disaster recovery work, drawing upon recent disasters including but not limited to, the experiences of September 11, 2001. Each of the three sections that make up the book are structured around the cycle of disaster response and focus on the relevant phase of disaster recovery work. In each section, selected topics combining spiritual and mental health factors are examined; when possible, sections are co-written by a spiritual care provider and a mental health care provider with appropriate expertise. Existing interdisciplinary collaborations, creative partnerships, gaps in care, and needed interdisciplinary work are identified and addressed, making this book both a useful reference for theory and an invaluable hands-on resource.

Building Resilience

Building Resilience Book
Author : Daniel P. Aldrich
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2012-08-15
ISBN : 0226012891
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The factor that makes some communities rebound quickly from disasters while others fall apart: “A fascinating book on an important topic.”—E.L. Hirsch, in Choice Each year, natural disasters threaten the strength and stability of communities worldwide. Yet responses to the challenges of recovery vary greatly and in ways that aren’t explained by the magnitude of the catastrophe or the amount of aid provided by national governments or the international community. The difference between resilience and disrepair, as Daniel P. Aldrich shows, lies in the depth of communities’ social capital. Building Resilience highlights the critical role of social capital in the ability of a community to withstand disaster and rebuild both the infrastructure and the ties that are at the foundation of any community. Aldrich examines the post-disaster responses of four distinct communities—Tokyo following the 1923 earthquake, Kobe after the 1995 earthquake, Tamil Nadu after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and New Orleans post-Katrina—and finds that those with robust social networks were better able to coordinate recovery. In addition to quickly disseminating information and financial and physical assistance, communities with an abundance of social capital were able to minimize the migration of people and valuable resources out of the area. With governments increasingly overstretched and natural disasters likely to increase in frequency and intensity, a thorough understanding of what contributes to efficient reconstruction is more important than ever. Building Resilience underscores a critical component of an effective response.

Mississippi Delta Restoration

Mississippi Delta Restoration Book
Author : John W. Day,Jori A. Erdman
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-11-23
ISBN : 3319656635
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a new and provocative treatment dealing with and defining sustainable pathways for the restoration of the Mississippi Delta. Based on a consideration of natural functioning of the Mississippi delta, factors that led to its severe deterioration, and major global trajectories of the 21st century, the authors investigate possible future pathways for sustainable management of the delta. They consider current conditions as well as future trajectories of climate and energy and resource scarcity. The book concludes that without profound changes of how humans live in and manage the delta, sustainability of the delta will be profoundly compromised.

Evidence Matters

Evidence Matters Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Sustainable to Resilient Cities

From Sustainable to Resilient Cities Book
Author : William G. Holt
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2014-11-28
ISBN : 1784410578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This edited volume addresses sustainability efforts in cities and metropolitan regions around the world; focusing on four key areas: environment, economic, sociopolitical, and cultural sustainability. It includes chapters about applications to urban regions focusing on the movement from sustainable development to resilient urban centers.

The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City

The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City Book
Author : Suzanne Hall,Ricky Burdett
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2017-04-27
ISBN : 1473987105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Tackling the questions raised by twenty-first century urbanization, this handbook engages with contemporary debates and contributions to policy as well as looking at recent empirical and methodological shifts in the area

Rethinking Community Resilience

Rethinking Community Resilience Book
Author : Min Hee Go
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2021-08-03
ISBN : 1479804916
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores the unintended consequences of civic activism in a disaster-prone city After Hurricane Katrina, thousands of people swiftly mobilized to rebuild their neighborhoods, often assisted by government organizations, nonprofits, and other major institutions. In Rethinking Community Resilience, Min Hee Go shows that these recovery efforts are not always the panacea they seem to be, and can actually escalate the city’s susceptibility to future environmental hazards. Drawing upon interviews, public records, and more, Go explores the hidden costs of community resilience. She shows that—despite good intentions—recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina exacerbated existing race and class inequalities, putting disadvantaged communities at risk. Ultimately, Go shows that when governments, nonprofits, and communities invest in rebuilding rather than relocating, they inadvertently lay the groundwork for a cycle of vulnerabilities. As cities come to terms with climate change adaptation—rather than prevention—Rethinking Community Resilienceprovides insight into the challenges communities increasingly face in the twenty-first century.