Case Studies in Disaster Recovery

Case Studies in Disaster Recovery

A Volume in the Disaster and Emergency Management: Case Studies in Adaptation and Innovation Series

1st Edition - December 2, 2022

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  • Editor: Jane Kushma
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128095744
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128095362

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Case Studies in Disaster Recovery, the initial release in the Disaster and Emergency Management: Case Studies in Adaptation and Innovation series, explores recovery from a number of perspectives: household, community and nation. Chapters cover the concept of social vulnerability to explain/predict recovery outcomes, consider broader themes of sustainability, assess community vulnerability and capacity, and explore the challenges associated with long-term recovery and disaster case management. Cases explored illustrate the ways in which communities and governments used the window of opportunity after a disaster to make changes that reduce future risk and vulnerability. Included cases illustrate the diversity of change realized in communities following disasters.

Key Features

  • Presents in-depth cases studies in disaster recovery - a phase of disaster management
  • Unites practice and research from multiple disciplines to highlight the complexity of disasters mitigation, including environmental and earth sciences, engineering, public health, geography, sociology and anthropology
  • Examines policy and ethical dilemmas faced by decision-makers in disaster situations


Researchers in disaster and emergency management, secondary audience as supplemental text in graduate courses in disaster and emergency management

Table of Contents

  • I. Series Introduction, Series Editors Jean Slick and Jane Kushma

    II. Disaster Recovery, Jane Kushma, PhD
    a. State-of-the-Practice Knowledge and Competencies (as associated with the specific dimension of practice that is the focus of the text)
    b. Overview of Cases

    III. Thematic Organization of Cases – 2-4 groupings of cases

    IV. Volume Conclusion, Jane Kushma, PhD
    Topics Covered:
    Long-term disaster recovery
    Disaster case management
    Recovery as tool for reducing future risk vulnerability
    Post-earthquake disaster recovery

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2022
  • Published: December 2, 2022
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128095744
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128095362

About the Series Volume Editor

Jane Kushma

Jane Kushma is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University (JSU), in Jacksonville, Alabama. She also serves as the Director for the Center of Disaster and Community Resilience at JSU. She has been teaching disaster and emergency management at the college level for more than twenty-five years and has led curriculum development efforts at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at several institutions. She currently serves as co-lead for the Case Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group and the Southeast Region Emergency Management Academic Collaborative.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Emergency Management and Director of the Doctoral Program, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, USA

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