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In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society

Mark Carey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195396065
eISBN:
9780199775682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396065.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Climate change is producing profound changes globally. This environmental history analysis offers a much needed but barely examined ground‐level study of human impacts and responses to climate change ... More


Georacial Disorder beneath Enchanted Lakes

Mark Carey

in In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195396065
eISBN:
9780199775682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396065.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines disaster responses and environmental perceptions of climate change and glacier retreat through an analysis of the 1941 Huaraz and 1945 Chavín de Huantar glacial lake outburst ... More


Disaster Resilience: Where It All Comes Together

Jon Coaffee

in Futureproof: How to Build Resilience in an Uncertain World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300228670
eISBN:
9780300244953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228670.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses disaster resilience. Recent major disasters and serious disruptions have put increased emphasis on how quickly an area can recover following a large-scale shock and have meant ... More


Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

Emily Ying Yang Chan

in Essentials for Health Protection: Four Key Components

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198835479
eISBN:
9780191873140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835479.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Emergency preparedness to health risk and disaster response to health needs are essential health protection skills and competencies to protect community health and well-being in times of crisis. ... More


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

Harvey Molotch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The inspections we put up with at airport gates and the endless warnings we get at train stations, on buses, and all the rest are the way we encounter the vast apparatus of U.S. security. Like the ... More


Containing the spectacle: disaster management

Charlotte Heath-Kelly

in Death and Security: Memory and Mortality at the Bombsite

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993139
eISBN:
9781526120991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Interpreting security as the effacement of mortality enables us to dramatically broaden the scope of research to include non-anticipatory temporalities of security. In this chapter, present-tense ... More


Disaster response and spatial planning – key challenges and strategies

Stefan Greiving

in Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters: International and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323587
eISBN:
9781447323617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

This introduction will give a general overview of the role of spatial planning for disaster response and the related key challenges that spatial planning needs to deal with in this respect. Moreover, ... More


The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

When the images of desperate, hungry, thirsty, sick, mostly black people circulated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it became apparent to the whole country that race did indeed matter when it ... More


Toward an Auto-adaptive System: The 2013 Lushan County, China, Earthquake

Louise K. Comfort

in The Dynamics of Risk: Changing Technologies and Collective Action in Seismic Events

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691165370
eISBN:
9780691186023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165370.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter evaluates the findings and analysis for the response system that is moving toward auto-adaptation. None of the 12 disaster response systems included in this study met fully the ... More


The Interjurisdictional Gray Area

Erin Ryan

in Federalism and the Tug of War Within

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737987
eISBN:
9780199918652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737987.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter Five probes the zone of jurisdictional overlap that belies the dual federalism ideal, where both the states and federal government hold legitimate regulatory interests or obligations. It ... More


Natural Disaster Prevention and Response

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser and Ban Ki-Moon

Shara Kay (ed.)

in A Year at the Helm of the United Nations General Assembly: A Vision for our Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479862009
eISBN:
9781479841851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479862009.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses United Nations role in disaster prevention and response. The UN system, through the Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian ... More


Who’s in Charge?: Local Governments Collapse in the Face of Disaster

Timothy W. Kneeland

in Playing Politics with Natural Disaster: Hurricane Agnes, the 1972 Election, and the Origins of FEMA

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748530
eISBN:
9781501748554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748530.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how, during the crisis spawned by Hurricane Agnes, the untrained, ill-prepared, and uncommunicative local officials were forced to make decisions and take action with only the ... More


A Year at the Helm of the United Nations General Assembly: A Vision for our Century

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479862009
eISBN:
9781479841851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479862009.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

From September 2011 to September 2012, Ambassador Nasser Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar presided over the 66th session of the “world's parliament”—the United Nations General Assembly. It was a critical ... More


Disaster, Disease, and Environmental Degradation: U.S.-Cuban Cooperation as a Bridge to Reconciliation

William M. Leogrande and Marguerite Rose Jiménez

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Havana has lately been more interested in improving relations than has Washington. In the areas of disaster response, medical cooperation, and environmental protection, Cuba has been interested in ... More


Flood risk management by spatial planning

Stefan Greiving and Nadine Mägdefrau

in Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters: International and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323587
eISBN:
9781447323617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

The chapter is about flood risk management through spatial planning in Germany. The first part introduces the concept of spatial planning in Germany. Section two discusses the role of spatial ... More


Health in humanitarian crises

Mike Toole

in The Health of Refugees: Public Health Perspectives from Crisis to Settlement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198814733
eISBN:
9780191852459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814733.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The number of refugees and other displaced people, worldwide, is now at its highest level since World War II. Specific health considerations for those who are caught up in humanitarian crisis ... More


The Census and Public Health

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the importance of the census for public health. The US Constitution mandates that each resident of the country be counted at least every 10 years. As the 2020 census ... More


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