A Dictionary of Disaster Management

by Olivier Rubin & Rasmus Dahlberg
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Publisher: OUP Oxford

Series: Oxford Quick Reference Online

Publication Date: September 21, 2017

ISBN: 9780192529169

Binding: Kobo eBook

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management offers over 200 terms covering different disasters from a social science perspective, brining together insights from many different disciplines including sociology, political science, history, anthropology, and natural science. It also features practical terms, key concepts in disaster research, and important organizations involved in disaster management. Terms include famine, disaster diplomacy, gender intersectionality, and humanitarian principles allowing readers to access definitions on the most important topics within this developing field. Illustrations and web links offer additional context and resources. This work focuses on the practical managerial dimension of disaster management as well as research approaches and methods and covers terms that a student in an intermediate or advanced course on disaster management will need to understand. This is an essential reference source for students and professionals in this area.