Disaster Risk Reduction

Community Resilience and Responses

  • Bupinder Zutshi
  • Akbaruddin Ahmad
  • Ananda Babu Srungarapati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Disaster Risk Reduction: Laws and Management

  3. Disaster: Identification and Use of Technology for Risk-Reduction

  4. Disaster Risk-Reduction: Structural Inequality, Women and Child Resilience

  5. Disaster: Socio-economic Impact and Post Disaster Recovery

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 357-361

About this book


This book discusses the interconnected, complex and emerging risks in today’s societies and deliberates on the various aspects of disaster risk reduction strategies especially through community resilience and responses. It consists of selected papers presented at the World Congress on Disaster Management, which focused on community resilience and responses towards disaster risk reduction based on South Asian experiences, and closely examines the coordinated research activities involving all stakeholders, especially the communities at risk. Further, it narrates the experiences of disaster risk-reduction in different communities that have policy implications for mitigation of future disaster risks in the societies affected by these types of disasters. Written from the social science perspective to disasters rather than an engineering approach, the book helps development and governance institutions to prioritize disasters as a problem of development rather than being parallel to it.


Disaster Management Disaster Risk-reduction Community Response Community Resilience Mapping Disaster Vulnerability Indigenous Knowledge Innovative Technology Structural Inequalities Disaster Recovery

Editors and affiliations

  • Bupinder Zutshi
    • 1
  • Akbaruddin Ahmad
    • 2
  • Ananda Babu Srungarapati
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Regional DevelopmentJawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Darul Ihsan UniversityDhakaBangladesh
  3. 3.Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society (DMICS)HyderabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8844-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8845-2
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