Disaster Theory (BOK)

David Etkin

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Disaster Theory: Understanding Concepts and Causes offers a theoretical background in the important topics related to understanding disaster. Drawing on related disciplines including sociology, risk theory, and seminal research on disasters and emergency management, Disaster Theory clearly lays out the conceptual framework of the emerging field of disaster studies. Tailored to the needs of advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this unique text also makes an ideal capstone for students who have already been introduced to the fundamentals of emergency management. Utilizing input from experts in the field, including interviews with Ken Hewitt and Ian Burton, Disaster Theory emphasizes the application of critical thinking in understanding disasters and their causes by synthesizing a wide range of information on theory and practice, including input from leading scholars in the field. * Offers the first cohesive depiction of disaster theory* Incorporates material from leading thinkers in the field as well as student exercises and critical thinking questions, making this a rich resource for advanced courses in disaster theory* Written from an international perspective and includes case studies of disasters and hazards from around the world for comparing the leading models of emergency response* Challenges the reader to think critically about important questions in disaster management from various points of view


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2015 Forfatter David Etkin
Elsevier Science & Technology
ISBN 9780128002278
Antall sider 386 Dimensjoner 19,1cm x 23,5cm x 3,2cm
Vekt 827 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd