product description page

Capacity Crisis in Disaster Risk Management : Why Disaster Management Capacity Remains Low in Developing

Capacity Crisis in Disaster Risk Management : Why Disaster Management Capacity Remains Low in Developing - image 1 of 1

about this item

How can a place be built and managed so that it is safe for people to live? Ironically, many governments and citizens keep on asking the same question after every new disaster. Why, even with high levels of investment in increasing government’s capacity to manage disasters, do the impacts of disasters continue to increase? What can the governments do differently? What is the role of local communities? Where should aid agencies invest? This book looks into these critical questions and highlights how current capacity development efforts might be resulting in the opposite—capacity crisis or capability trap. The book provides a new approach for the understanding and the developing of effective local capacity to reduce and manage future disaster impacts.

Edition: Reprint
Genre: Nature, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Business + Money Management
Series Title: Environmental Hazards
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Asmita Tiwari
Language: English
Street Date: October 21, 2016
TCIN: 51895685
UPC: 9783319356648
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-9771

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.