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Introduction to International Disaster Management [electronic resource].

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780123821744Publication details: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2010.Edition: 2nd edISBN:
  • 9780123821751
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Introduction to International Disaster ManagementDDC classification:
  • 363.34/526 363.34526
LOC classification:
  • HV553.C693 2011
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Contents:
Front Cover; Introduction to International Disaster Management; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Management of Disasters; Introduction; Disasters Throughout History; The History of Disaster Management; Modern Disaster Management-A Four-phase Approach; What Is International Disaster Management?; Disasters, Poverty, and Development; Disaster Trends; Definitions; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2: Hazards; Introduction; Hazard Identification and Hazard Profiling; Hazard Analysis; The Hazards; Conclusion; References
Academic and Professional Disaster Management Institutions
Chapter 3: Risk and VulnerabilityIntroduction; Two Components of Risk; Trends; Computing Likelihood and Consequence Values; Risk Evaluation; Alternatives; Vulnerability; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Mitigation; Introduction; What Is Mitigation?; Types of Mitigation: Structural and Nonstructural; Obstacles to Mitigation; Assessing and Selecting Mitigation Options; Emergency Response Capacity as a Risk Mitigation Measure; Incorporating Mitigation into Development and Relief Projects; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5: Preparedness; Introduction; Overview of Disaster Preparedness
Government PreparednessPublic Preparedness; The Media as a Public Educator; Obstacles to Effective Public Education and Preparedness; Conclusion; References; Appendix 5-1; Guidance on Creating a Public Education Campaign for Earthquakes; Facts and Fiction; Chapter 6: Response; Introduction; What Is Response?; Response-The Emergency; Recognition-Pre-disaster Actions; Recognition-Post-disaster; Provision of Water, Food, and Shelter; Volunteer Management; Coordination; Conclusion; References; Appendix 6-1; Sample of a Checklist to be Used for Assessments; Chapter 7: Recovery; Introduction
Overview of RecoveryThe Effects of Disasters on Society; Pre-disaster Recovery Actions; Components of Recovery-What Is Needed, and Where Does It Come From?; Types of Recovery; Public Assistance; Special Considerations in Recovery; Conclusion; References; Chapter 8: Participants: Governmental DisasterManagement Agencies; Introduction; Governmental Emergency Management Structures; Emergency Management Participants; Organizational Structures; Bilateral Disaster Management Assistance; How Governments Provide Assistance; Types of Bilateral Assistance
Types of National Government Agencies Involved in International Disaster ManagementConclusion; References; Appendix 8-1; Chapter 9: Participants: Nongovernmental Organizations (Including the Private Sector and Academia); Introduction; Who Are the NGOs?; What Do They Do?; NGO Operations; NGO/Military Cooperation; Standards of Conduct; The Role of the Private Sector; The Role of Academia; Conclusion; References; Appendix 9-1; Profile of an NGO: The IFRC; Appendix 9-2; NGOs Involved in the January 12, 2010, Earthquake in Haiti Response and Recovery Operations as of August 1, 2010; Appendix 9-3
Summary: Introduction to International Disaster Management, Second Edition continues to serve as the sole comprehensive overview of global emergency management. This second edition contains updated information on disaster trends as well as on management structures and advancements around the world. Coppola includes changes that reflect the dual theme of the book: universal principles of global emergency management practice and advances in the field worldwide, and lessons from disasters and other watershed events that have occurred since the first edition was published. This text in
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Front Cover; Introduction to International Disaster Management; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Management of Disasters; Introduction; Disasters Throughout History; The History of Disaster Management; Modern Disaster Management-A Four-phase Approach; What Is International Disaster Management?; Disasters, Poverty, and Development; Disaster Trends; Definitions; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2: Hazards; Introduction; Hazard Identification and Hazard Profiling; Hazard Analysis; The Hazards; Conclusion; References

Academic and Professional Disaster Management Institutions

Chapter 3: Risk and VulnerabilityIntroduction; Two Components of Risk; Trends; Computing Likelihood and Consequence Values; Risk Evaluation; Alternatives; Vulnerability; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Mitigation; Introduction; What Is Mitigation?; Types of Mitigation: Structural and Nonstructural; Obstacles to Mitigation; Assessing and Selecting Mitigation Options; Emergency Response Capacity as a Risk Mitigation Measure; Incorporating Mitigation into Development and Relief Projects; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5: Preparedness; Introduction; Overview of Disaster Preparedness

Government PreparednessPublic Preparedness; The Media as a Public Educator; Obstacles to Effective Public Education and Preparedness; Conclusion; References; Appendix 5-1; Guidance on Creating a Public Education Campaign for Earthquakes; Facts and Fiction; Chapter 6: Response; Introduction; What Is Response?; Response-The Emergency; Recognition-Pre-disaster Actions; Recognition-Post-disaster; Provision of Water, Food, and Shelter; Volunteer Management; Coordination; Conclusion; References; Appendix 6-1; Sample of a Checklist to be Used for Assessments; Chapter 7: Recovery; Introduction

Overview of RecoveryThe Effects of Disasters on Society; Pre-disaster Recovery Actions; Components of Recovery-What Is Needed, and Where Does It Come From?; Types of Recovery; Public Assistance; Special Considerations in Recovery; Conclusion; References; Chapter 8: Participants: Governmental DisasterManagement Agencies; Introduction; Governmental Emergency Management Structures; Emergency Management Participants; Organizational Structures; Bilateral Disaster Management Assistance; How Governments Provide Assistance; Types of Bilateral Assistance

Types of National Government Agencies Involved in International Disaster ManagementConclusion; References; Appendix 8-1; Chapter 9: Participants: Nongovernmental Organizations (Including the Private Sector and Academia); Introduction; Who Are the NGOs?; What Do They Do?; NGO Operations; NGO/Military Cooperation; Standards of Conduct; The Role of the Private Sector; The Role of Academia; Conclusion; References; Appendix 9-1; Profile of an NGO: The IFRC; Appendix 9-2; NGOs Involved in the January 12, 2010, Earthquake in Haiti Response and Recovery Operations as of August 1, 2010; Appendix 9-3

Introduction to International Disaster Management, Second Edition continues to serve as the sole comprehensive overview of global emergency management. This second edition contains updated information on disaster trends as well as on management structures and advancements around the world. Coppola includes changes that reflect the dual theme of the book: universal principles of global emergency management practice and advances in the field worldwide, and lessons from disasters and other watershed events that have occurred since the first edition was published. This text in