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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


Families That Work in Times of Crisis

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.003.0058
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter steps back and asks the question of whether the dilemmas that families face, as great as they are, continue to be relevant in the context of other crises from epidemics to natural ... 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


Cuba’s International Disaster Responses: From 1960s Chile to the 2005 Henry Reeve Brigade

John M. Kirk

in Healthcare Without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061054
eISBN:
9780813051338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061054.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuba’s record in responding to natural disasters and emergencies is examined, from 1960 to the present. The formation of the specially trained Henry Reeve Brigade when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 ... More


Natural Disasters and the Insurance Industry

Angelika Wirtz

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/9780199841936.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Overall and insured losses of natural disasters are steadily increasing and reach record highs. The worldwide insurance and reinsurance industry plays an important role to provide immediate financial ... More


The vulnerability and resilience of cities

Josef W. Konvitz

in Cities and Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The ultimate test of how well prepared a society is to cope with and recover from a crisis is another crisis.The lessons of the economic crisis of 2008 show how long it takes to bring about reforms, ... More


Valuing the Impacts of Natural Disasters and the Economic Benefits of Preventing Them: Methods and Applications

Ståle Navrud and Kristin Magnussen

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/9780199841936.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While damage to public goods could make up a large part of the overall economic damage caused by natural disasters, few studies of their economic value exist. This is due to their non-market nature ... More


The Economic Impact of Earthquakes on Households: Evidence From Japan

Yasuyuki Sawada

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/9780199841936.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Japan is vulnerable to a wide variety of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, typhoons, floods, landslides and avalanches. Of these natural disasters, earthquakes are ... More


Natural Disasters and Alternative Modes of Governance: The Role of Social Networks and Crowdsourcing Platforms in Russia

Gregory Asmolov

in Bits and Atoms: Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199941599
eISBN:
9780199349517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941599.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

The chapter explores the role of ICT for emergency response in areas of limited statehood. It addresses whether ICT can make the crowd not only a resource for emergency response but also an actor in ... More


Climate change catastrophes and social intersections

Rob White

in Climate Change Criminology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203950
eISBN:
9781529204001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203950.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the consequences of climate change from the point of view of disasters and their consequences for specific interest and population groups. A key focus is the social ... More


Introduction

in Law in Crisis: The Ecstatic Subject of Natural Disaster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762564
eISBN:
9780804772426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762564.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to plead for the revival of ecstasy as a point of departure in the study of law. It makes the case that legal ecstasy is still ... More


Economics of Natural Disasters in Odisha*

Saudamini Das

in The Economy of Odisha: A Profile

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199464784
eISBN:
9780199086801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464784.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Regular occurrences of flood, drought, cyclones, and heat waves, occasional occurrences of hailstorm, whirlwind, tornado, and landslide and the consequent loss of lives and properties is a constant ... More


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