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Case Studies in Disaster Recovery, the latest release in the Adaptation and Innovation in Emergency and Disaster Management 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.
- 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
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
Long-term disaster recovery
Disaster case management
Recovery as tool for reducing future risk vulnerability
Post-earthquake disaster recovery
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2021
- 1st May 2021
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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.
Professor of Emergency Management and Director of the Doctoral Program, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, USA
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