Disaster Resiliency : Interdisciplinary Perspectives
In this volume, editors Naim Kapucu, Christopher V. Hawkins, and Fernando I. Rivera gather an impressive array of scholars to provide a much needed re-think to the topic disaster resiliency. Previous research on the subject has mainly focused on case studies, but this book offers a more systematic and empirical assessment of resiliency, while at the same time delving into new areas of exploration, including vulnerabilities of mobile home parks, the importance of asset mapping, and the differences between rural and urban locations. Employing a variety of statistical techniques and applying these to disasters in the United States and worldwide, this book examines resiliency through comparative methods which examine public management and policy, community planning and development, and, on the individual level, the ways in which culture, socio-economic status, and social networks contribute to resiliency. The analyses drawn will lead to the development of strategies for community preparation, response, and recovery to natural disasters.
Combining the concept of resiliency, the factors that most account for the resiliency of communities, and the various policies and government operations that can be developed to increase the sustainability of communities in face of disasters, the editors and contributors have assembled an essential resource to scholars in emergency planning, management, and policy, as well as upper-level students studying disaster management and policy.
- Hardback | 412 pages
- 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 726g
- 08 Feb 2013
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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-Thomas Birkland, North Carolina State University
"The concept of resilience has become increasingly important in motivating practice in applied settings. This book is an exceptional contribution to this development: it provides a great many insights into what resilience means to the management of risk and hazard vulnerability. It does so across an impressive range of topics from whole community and social capital perspectives to planning and inter-organizational coordination issues. I expect it to be a widely-used book for classroom instruction and for general readers interested in hazards and disasters-and most deservedly so!"
-Brian J. Gerber, University of Colorado Denver
About Naim Kapucu
Christopher Hawkins is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida. His research has focused on metropolitan governance, local economic development, smart growth, sustainability and application of network analysis to understanding planning and policy decisions
Fernando I. Rivera is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Central Florida. His research interests and activities fall under staple areas of sociology, primarily the sociology of mental health, race and ethnicity, medical sociology and sociology of disasters.