Previous edition: 2011.;Includes bibliographical references and index.;'Introduction to International Disaster Management' provides a comprehensive overview of the management of large-scale natural and technological disasters. It is written both for students within disaster management programs and for professionals entering the field.
Table of Contents:
1. The Management of Disasters
3. Risk and Vulnerability
8. Participants Governmental Disaster Management Agencies
9. Participants Nongovernmental Organizations (Including the Private Sector and Academia)
10. Participants Multilateral Organizations and International Financial Institutions
11. Special Considerations"
"Introduction to International Disaster Management, Third Edition," continues to serve as the leading comprehensive overview of global emergency management. This edition provides practitioners and students alike with a comprehensive understanding of the disaster management profession by utilizing a global perspective and including the different sources of risk and vulnerability, the systems that exist to manage hazard risk, and the many different stakeholders involved.
This update examinesthe impact ofmany recent large-scale and catastrophic disaster events on countries and communities, as well as their influence on disaster risk reduction efforts worldwide. It also expands coverage of small-island developing states (SIDS) and explores the achievements of the United Nations Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) and the priorities for action in the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction currently under development. This useful, relevant text includes many changes that have occurred since the last edition for a better understanding of the rapidly advancing field of international disaster management.
Includes updated perspectives onrecent events that have shaped the direction emergency management is taking todayExamines outcomes of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) decade, such as insight into how disaster risk reduction has advanced globally, and how it differs among countries and regionsUpdated statistics on disaster frequency and impactprovide a better understanding about howand why risk and vulnerability are changingPresents information on multilateral emergency management agreements as well as profiles of important NGOs and international organizationsKey terms and summaries are provided at thebeginning of each chapter to ease student comprehensionOffers customized and updated instructor materials, including PowerPoint lecture slides, test banks, and a detailed instructor's guide"