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Drawing on international, state and private sector case studies and a survey of sixty-nine members of the post-disaster relief sector, this book examines the interplay between law, governance and community-based collaborative decision making. It suggests the key to effective recovery is the primacy of local actors in relief program design.
This Guide offers a framework and concrete recommendations for interpreting and implementing the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate the ability of print disabled individuals to create, read, and share books and cultural materials in accessible formats.
How the International Committee of the Red Cross emerged triumphant from the dark days of World War II, escaping its ambiguous wartime record to re-affirm its leadership in world humanitarian affairs and help rewrite the rules of war in the Geneva Conventions
This thought-provoking book presents a compelling account of recent and historical disasters, both natural and human-caused, drawing out common themes and providing a holistic understanding of hazards, disasters and mitigation, for anyone interested in this important and topical subject.
This book uses the theoretical foundations of New Structural Economics and the experiences from emerging market economies such as China, Brazil, South Korea and India to examine South-South development aid and cooperation. It will be of interest to academic researchers and policymakers working on international development and aid effectiveness.
Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation covers systematic social network analysis and how people and institutions function in disasters, after disasters, and the ways they adapt to hazard settings. As hazards become disasters, the opportunities and constraints for maintaining a safe and secure life and livelihood become...
This edited volume brings together experts, emerging scholars, and practitioners in the field of international disaster law from North America, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia to analyze the evolution of international disaster law as a field that encompasses new ideas about human rights, sovereignty, and technology.
By Julian Smith
A PACIFIC NORTHWEST BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION BESTSELLER "A fascinating look" Esquire at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature's blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier...
A revealing and urgent insight into the motives, dynamics and consequences of the increasing amounts of development aid given by the West to authoritarian governments in Africa.