Rebuilding Asia Following Natural Disasters: Approaches to Reconstruction in the Asia-Pacific Region

Rebuilding Asia Following Natural Disasters: Approaches to Reconstruction in the Asia-Pacific Region

By: Patrick Daly (editor), R. Michael Feener (editor)Hardback

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Providing a detailed and comparative assessment of the humanitarian responses to a series of major disasters in Asia over the past two decades, including massive earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis, this book explores complex and changing understandings and practices of relief, recovery, and reconstruction. These critical investigations raise questions about the position and responsibilities of a growing range of stakeholders, and provide in-depth explorations of the ways in which local communities are transformed on multiple levels - not only by the impact of disaster events, but also by the experiences of rebuilding. This timely volume highlights how the experiences of Asia can contribute towards post-disaster responses globally, to safeguard future communities and reduce vulnerabilities. This is a valuable resource for academic researchers interested in post-disaster transformations and development studies, practitioners in NGOs, and government officials dealing with disaster response and disaster risk reduction.

About Author

Patrick Daly is a Senior Research Fellow at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. His research focuses upon human responses to changing environmental conditions, and long-term sequences of human-environmental interactions. He has worked extensively in Indonesia, Palestine, and Cambodia on the reconstitution of communities in post-conflict and post-disaster situations. He has spent the past decade conducting field research on community-level recovery following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. R. Michael Feener is Research Leader of the Religion and Globalization Research Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, and Associate Professor of History at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include religion and development, post-disaster reconstruction, law and society, Islamic Studies and Southeast Asian history, on which he has published extensively.


List of contributors; Preface; 1. Cycles of destruction and reconstruction: responding to disasters in the Asia-Pacific region Patrick Daly; 2. The challenges of disaster risk reduction in rapidly expanding urban environments: Baguio City, Philippines since the 1990 Luzon earthquake Dina Delias and Patrick Daly; 3. Continuity, adaptation and change following the 1993 earthquake in Marathwada, India Rohit Jigyasu and Nishant Upadhyay; 4. Reflections on the Hanshin earthquake of 1995 and the reconstruction of Kobe, Japan David W. Edgington; 5. Post-disaster housing reconstruction lessons from the 1999 Marmara earthquake, Turkey N. Emel Ganapati; 6. Positioning stakeholders within owner driven post-disaster reconstruction approaches: Gujarat, India following the 2001 earthquake Venkatachalam Thiruppugazh; 7. Blue prints for change and the re-imaging of life in post-tsunami Aceh, Indonesia Patrick Daly, R. Michael Feener, Marjaana Jauhola and Craig Thorburn; 8. The reconfiguration of political, economic, and cultural landscapes in post-tsunami Thailand Carl Grundy-Warr and Jonathan Rigg; 9. The right to adequate housing in post-disaster situations: the case of relocated communities in Tamil Nadu, India Jennifer E. Duyne Barenstein; 10. Beyond the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake: from sectors to clusters in the international humanitarian system Graeme Macrae and David Hodgkin; 11. Decentralizing a 'top down' post-disaster reconstruction: China's response to the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville and Regan Potangaroa; 12. Humanitarian assistance following the 2011 floods in Thailand and Cambodia: the importance of formal invitations and informal relationships Rebecca Barber; 13. The insurance industry and integrated project management frameworks in post-disaster reconstruction: recovery after the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes Yan Chang-Richards and Suzanne Wilkinson; 14. Devastating consequences, flawed responses: assessing Japan's 3.11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear tragedies Jeff Kingston; 15. Post-disaster reconstruction in Asia: new actors and approaches R. Michael Feener and Patrick Daly; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781107073579
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 438
  • ID: 9781107073579
  • weight: 1000
  • ISBN10: 110707357X

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