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Book review: Building resilience: social capital in post-disaster recovery

McCormick, Roger (2013) Book review: Building resilience: social capital in post-disaster recovery. LSE Review of Books (14 Feb 2013). Website.

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Each year, natural disasters threaten the strength and stability of communities worldwide. Yet responses to the challenges of recovery vary greatly and in ways that are not explained by the magnitude of the catastrophe or the amount of aid provided by national governments or the international community. The difference between resilience and disrepair, as Daniel P. Aldrich attempts to show, lies in the depth of communities’ social capital. Roger McCormick contends this book is immensely readable, but recognises not all readers will be entranced by the significant amount of detail given to the author’s research methods.

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Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books
Divisions: Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 13:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:58

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