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  1. The Economics of Natural Disasters

    The Economics of Natural Disasters

    Edited by Mark Skidmore
    This timely new collection presents essential readings for those interested in the economics of natural disasters. It features influential articles on the macroeconomic and regional impacts of natural disasters, natural disaster vulnerability, resilience, recovery and adaptation. Topics covered include short-run and long-run economic impacts, poverty and vulnerability, emerging life-saving technologies, the role of government in fostering resilience and adaptation in response to disasters. Together with an original introduction by the editor, this volume will be an invaluable source of reference for researchers and policymakers alike. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 465.00   Web: $ 418.50
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  2. Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law

    Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law

    Edited by Susan C. Breau, Katja L.H. Samuel
    International law’s role in governing disasters is undergoing a formative period in its development and reach, in parallel with concerted efforts by the international community to respond more effectively to the increasing number and intensity of disasters across the world. This Research Handbook examines a broad range of legal regimes directly and indirectly relevant to disaster prevention, mitigation and reconstruction across a spectrum of natural and manmade disasters, including armed conflict. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 330.00   Web: $ 297.00
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  3. Economic and Natural Disasters since 1900

    Economic and Natural Disasters since 1900

    John Singleton
    In the wake of the global financial and Eurozone upheavals this timely book argues that the disaster cycle – a framework normally used in the context of natural disasters – is equally applicable to the analysis of other types of catastrophe. Employing a modified version of the disaster cycle framework to compare and analyse a range of catastrophes in different spheres, the author draws on ideas from a variety of disciplines including economics and economic history, disaster studies, management, and political science. This unique comparative approach presents case studies of several important disasters: Hurricane Katrina, the First World War, the depression of the early 1930s, Welsh coal mining accidents, the deadly effects of smoking tobacco, and the Global Financial Crisis and Eurozone catastrophe of the early twenty first century. The author argues that economists and economic policy makers routinely misuse the term crisis to describe episodes that ought to be called disasters. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  4. National Economic Impact Analysis of Terrorist Attacks and Natural Disasters

    National Economic Impact Analysis of Terrorist Attacks and Natural Disasters

    Edited by Harry W. Richardson, Jiyoung Park, James E. Moore II, Qisheng Pan
    This book develops a national economic impact model to estimate the effects of simulated terrorist attacks and natural disasters on individual US States and economic sectors. The model, called NIEMO (The National Interstate Economic Model) looks at interindustry relationships and interregional trade. It is highly disaggregated making the model very accurate. The authors examine potential attack targets including theme parks, sporting events, bridges and tunnels in the national highway system as well as attempts to shoot down airplanes or spread foot-and-mouth disease. Covered natural disasters are almost all real world: Hurricane Katrina, the Joplin Tornado, the Gulf Oil Spill and Hurricane Sandy. The effects on State economies caused by the closing international borders in response to a global pandemic is also examined. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  5. Regulating Disasters, Climate Change and Environmental Harm

    Regulating Disasters, Climate Change and Environmental Harm

    Edited by Michael Faure, Andri Wibisana
    This book deals with questions concerning the regulation of disasters, climate change and environmental harm in developing countries, focusing on the particular case of Indonesia and addressing regulatory problems from a multidisciplinary perspective. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 197.00   Web: $ 177.30
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  6. Islands at Risk?

    Islands at Risk?

    John Connell
    This book provides a wide-ranging comparative analysis of contemporary economic, social, political and environmental change in small islands, island states and territories, through every ocean. It focuses on those island realms conventionally perceived as developing, rather than developed, in the Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  7. Gender, Development and Disasters

    Gender, Development and Disasters

    Sarah Bradshaw
    Sarah Bradshaw critically examines key notions, such as gender, vulnerability, risk, and humanitarianism, underpinning development and disaster discourse. Case studies are used to demonstrate how disasters are experienced individually and collectively as gendered events. Through consideration of processes to engender development, it problematizes women’s inclusion in disaster response and reconstruction. The study highlights that while women are now central to both disaster response and development, tackling gender inequality is not. By critically reflecting on gendered disaster response and the gendered impact of disasters on processes of development, it exposes some important lessons for future policy. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 29.95   Web: $ 23.96
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  8. Geopolitics of Foreign Aid

    Geopolitics of Foreign Aid

    Edited by Helen V. Milner, Dean Tingley
    Foreign aid remains a crucial policy tool of donor countries, and many countries throughout the world have been or continue to be recipients of aid. In this two-volume set, Professor Milner and Professor Tingley bring together the key published articles from a variety of disciplines which explore and elucidate the geopolitics of foreign aid. The volumes investigate the motivations for giving aid, the politics surrounding aid for donors and recipients, the role of international institutions and military aid. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 740.00   Web: $ 666.00
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  9. Governing Disasters

    Governing Disasters

    Edited by Alberto Alemanno
    This is the first volume that addresses the complexities of the volcanic ash cloud that overshadowed Europe in April 2011, but has subsequently struck again in Australia, Chile and Europe. It does so from a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing upon research from economics, law, sociology and other fields, as well as volcanology and leading expertise in jet engineering. Whilst our knowledge base is wide-ranging, there is a common focus on the practical lessons of the ash cloud crisis both for subsequent eruptions and for emergency risk regulation more generally. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  10. Managing Food Safety and Hygiene

    Managing Food Safety and Hygiene

    Bridget M. Hutter
    Food safety and hygiene is of critical importance to us all, yet, as periodic food crises in various countries each year show we are all dependent on others in business and public regulation to ensure that the food we consume in the retailing and hospitality sectors is safe. Bridget Hutter considers the understandings of risk and regulation held by those in business and considers the compliance pressures on managers and owners, and how these relate to understandings of risk and uncertainty. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 44.00   Web: $ 35.20
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  11. The Asian Tsunami

    The Asian Tsunami

    Sisira Jayasuriya, Peter McCawley
    The 2004 Asian tsunami was the greatest natural disaster in recent times. Almost 230 000 people died. In response, governments in Asia and the broader international community announced large aid programs. The resulting assistance effort was one of the largest humanitarian programs ever organized in the developing world. This book discusses the lessons of the aid effort for disaster protection policy in developing countries. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  12. The Political Economy of Hurricane Katrina and Community Rebound

    The Political Economy of Hurricane Katrina and Community Rebound

    Edited by Emily Chamlee-Wright, Virgil Henry Storr
    In 2005 Hurricane Katrina posed an unprecedented set of challenges to formal and informal systems of disaster response and recovery. Informed by the Virginia School of Political Economy, the contributors to this study critically examine the public policy environment that led to both successes and failures in the post-Katrina disaster response and long-term recovery. Building from this perspective, this book lends critical insight into the nature of the social coordination problems disasters present, the potential for public policy to play a positive role, and the inherent limitations policymakers face in overcoming the myriad challenges that are a product of catastrophic disaster. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  13. Disaster Law

    Disaster Law

    Edited by Daniel A. Farber, Michael Faure
    The field of disaster law has witnessed a huge surge in interest over the past few years. Building widespread recognition of the shortcomings of legal systems faced with disasters, academics have increasingly turned their attention to exploring how these failings can be addressed. This volume is a carefully selected collection of essays which focus on the legal and economic aspects of disaster law and pays particular attention to the legalities of catastrophes. The editors have brought together seminal papers analysing how disasters, both natural and man-made, could be prevented and investigating the ways in which compensation for such events could be provided. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 362.00   Web: $ 325.80
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  14. Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Disasters

    Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Disasters

    Edited by Matthias Ruth, María E. Ibarrarán
    Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related disasters, which puts many people at risk. Economic, social and environmental impacts further increase vulnerability to disasters and tend to set back development, destroy livelihoods, and increase disparity nationally and worldwide. This book addresses the differential vulnerability of people and places, introducing concepts and methods for analysis and illustrating the impact on local, regional, national, and global scales. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  15. Natural Disaster Analysis after Hurricane Katrina

    Natural Disaster Analysis after Hurricane Katrina

    Edited by Harry W, Richardson, Peter Gordon, James E. Moore II
    This influential book explores the key policy implications arising from Hurricane Katrina. Leading scholars from fields as diverse as decision analysis, risk management, economics, engineering, transportation, urban planning and sociology investigate the policy issues associated with insurance, flood control and rebuilding levees, housing, tourism, utility lifelines recovery and resilience, evacuation and relocation and racial inferences. By assessing the disruption of life in New Orleans, as well as the inter-regional economic impacts of the disaster, the authors suggest steps that can be taken to minimize future risks, not only in New Orleans but all locations threatened by natural disasters. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  16. The Economic Costs and Consequences of Terrorism

    The Economic Costs and Consequences of Terrorism

    Edited by Harry W Richardson, Peter Gordon, James E. Moore II
    This landmark book covers a range of issues concerning the consequences of terrorist attacks. Beginning with a discussion of new policies and strategies, it then delves into specific areas of concern, modeling a range of possible scenarios and ways to mitigate or pre-empt damages. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  17. The Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks

    The Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks

    Edited by Harry W. Richardson, Peter Gordon, James E. Moore II
    Focussing on the economics of terrorism in the post 9/11 world, this book brings together original research based on the collaborative efforts of leading economists and planners. The authoritative and expert contributors use a variety of methodological approaches and apply them to different types of terrorist attacks (on airports, highways, seaports, electric power infrastructure, for example). Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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