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The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Debarati Guha-Sapir and Indhira Santos (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Natural disasters, in particular climate related ones, are increasing in frequency. Along with this, their socio economic impacts have doubled or even tripled. These trends present important ... More


Can Financial Markets be Tapped to Help Poor People Cope with Weather Risks?

Jerry Skees, Panos Varangis, Donald Larson, and Paul Siegel

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276837
eISBN:
9780191601620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276838.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines private and public mechanisms for managing natural disasters. It focuses on weather-related risks that impact rural incomes. It argues that the basic information and analysis ... More


The Frequency and Impact of Natural Disasters

Debarati Guha-Sapir, Olivia D’Aoust, Femke Vos, and Philippe Hoyois

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The world is facing the impact of natural disasters on human lives and economy on a colossal scale. In 2008, 321 disasters killed 235,816 people, affected 211 million others and cost a total of ... More


Responding to Natural Disaster and Rebuilding: Loss and Resurrection on the Gulf Coast

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reveals how churches are transforming the ministry of disaster relief and rebuilding by integrating the environment into their efforts. Many churches and faith organizations are making ... More


The Interlinkages between Natural Disasters and Economic Development

Ajay Chhibber and Rachid Laajaj

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides an analysis of the interaction between natural disasters and human development. It provides a decomposition of the channels through which “human made disasters with a natural ... More


Facing Katrina: Illusions of Levee and Compulsion to Build

Harvey Molotch

in Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter turns to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast to demonstrate command and disarray in the way that city meets river. It describes how threats from nature become part of the social-political ... More


Overarching Normative Principles

Jane Mcadam

in Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587087
eISBN:
9780191738494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587087.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter draws together the themes of Chapters 7 and 8 to consider the overarching normative principles of international cooperation, humanity, and dignity that should underpin State and ... More


Natural Disasters in Vietnam: A Synthesis From A Socioeconomic Perspective

Tran Huu Tuan and Bui Dung The

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Lying in the tropical monsoon area of the North West Pacific, Vietnam is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. It is affected by many kinds of natural disasters such as floods, ... More


Definitions and characteristics

Graciana del Castillo

in Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237739
eISBN:
9780191717239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

The book uses the term ‘economic reconstruction’ in a broad sense to include not only rehabilitation of basic services and rebuilding of physical and human infrastructure, but also the stabilization ... More


Rationality and Religious Commitment

Robert Audi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book shows how religious commitment can be rational and describes the place of faith in the postmodern world. It portrays religious commitment as far more than accepting doctrines—it is viewed ... More


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