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Sociotechnical Constitution of Resilience : A New Perspective on Governing Risk and Disaster

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This book considers the concept of resilience in a global society where coping with the consequence and long term impact of crisis and disaster challenges the capacity of communities to bounce back in the event of severe disruption. Catastrophic events such as the 9.11 terrorist attack, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the volcano eruption in Central Java entailed massive devastation on physical infrastructures, and caused significant social and economic damage. This book considers how the modern sociotechnological system facilitating human activity defines how societies survive and whether a crisis will be short-lived or prolonged. Drawing on the concept of sociotechnical resilience, this book closely examines a range of events North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. By presenting the successes and failures of sociotechnical resilience, it offers important insights and practical lessons to build better and comprehensive understandings of resilience in a real-world setting, significantly contributing to the study of disaster resilience. 

Genre: Social Science, Architecture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2018
TCIN: 53600962
UPC: 9789811085086
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-1582
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$104.72
MSRPwas $119.00
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