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 viewTo view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.
|Size: ||33.2 MB|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9780128003558 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|