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Advanced Introduction to Disaster Risk Reduction

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Advanced Introduction to Disaster Risk Reduction

9781803920474 Edward Elgar Publishing
Douglas Paton, Professor, College of Health and Human Sciences, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publication Date: November 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80392 047 4 Extent: c 192 pp
With disasters increasing in both frequency and intensity, this timely Advanced Introduction provides a fresh perspective on how the concepts established in the Sendai Framework can be put into practice to reduce disaster risk, improve preparedness in cost-effective ways, and develop whole-of-society approaches to increasing resilience.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

With disasters increasing in both frequency and intensity, this timely Advanced Introduction provides a fresh perspective on how the concepts established in the Sendai Framework can be put into practice to reduce disaster risk, improve preparedness in cost-effective ways, and develop whole-of-society approaches to increasing resilience.

Key Features:
• Provides evidence-informed coverage of the core areas of disaster risk reduction
• Identifies the implementation issues and challenges to anticipation, preparedness, evaluation and governance and the strategies that can be used to facilitate it
• Discusses individual and collective ways to manage recovery and to learn from disaster experiences and programmes such as Build Back Better to prepare people to deal with disasters more effectively in the future

Incorporating research on preparedness modelling, evaluation strategies, adaptive governance, and transformative learning, this Advanced Introduction will be invaluable to students and scholars of environmental management, governance and regulation interested in disaster risk reduction. It will also be a vital resource to policymakers looking to strengthen their disaster preparedness and recovery measures.
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‘This is valuable work when the world is facing compounded hazards in a complex risk landscape. The book is also timely with countries taking stock of the mid-term review of the Sendai Framework. The book illustrates nicely future aspects of disaster risk reduction including adaptive governance.’
– Rajib Shaw, Keio University, Japan
Contents
Contents: 1. Introduction to disaster risk reduction 2. Understanding disaster risk 3. Anticipation 4. Preparedness 5. DRR in international contexts: cross-cultural issues 6. DRR in response and recovery settings 7. Assessing the effectiveness of DRR: cost–benefit and evaluation perspectives 8. Transformative learning, capacity development and building back better 9. Conclusions and future issues References Index
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