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Book review: handbook of disaster policies and institutions: improving emergency management and climate change adaptation, 2nd Edition

Lester, Sarah (2015) Book review: handbook of disaster policies and institutions: improving emergency management and climate change adaptation, 2nd Edition. LSE Review of Books (22 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

At the heart of the book we are made to think thoroughly about the dichotomy of “policy-as-usual” vs. “emergencies-as-exceptions”, and how is it possible to plan and prepare for ‘unexpected’ natural disasters, writes Sarah Lester. However, although Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions will be useful to policymakers to think critically about preparing long-term disaster response strategies, it does not provide enough of a ‘handbook’ for practicing emergency managers or humanitarian responders who need practical and considered advice on how to embed adaptive practices within their recovery strategies.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 15:52
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 23:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73522

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