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Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia Pacific

Governance, Education and Capacity

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from across the Asia-Pacific region

  • Focuses on how societies in the Asia-Pacific approach disaster planning, preparation, planning, recovery, and resilience

  • Address different dimensions of Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience: Practices and Challenges in Asia Pacific

    • Rajib Shaw, Helen James, Vinod Sharma, Anna Lukasiewicz
    Pages 1-15
  3. Governance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
    2. Policy Learning for Disaster Risk Reduction

      • Stephen Dovers
      Pages 19-36
    3. ‘Blackfella Way, Our Way of Managing Fires and Disasters Bin Ignored but “Im Still Here”’: Australian Aboriginal Governance Structures for Emergency Management

      • Bevlyne Sithole, David Campbell, Steve Sutton with contributions from O. Campion, C. Brown, G. Daniels, A. Daniels, C. Brian, J. Campion, D. Yibarbuk, E. Phillips, G. Daniels, K. Daniels, B. Hedley, M. Radford, A. Campion, H. Hunter-Xenie, I. Sutton, and S. Pickering
      Pages 71-93
  4. Science Technology, Risk Assessment, Communities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 211-211
    2. Flood Hazards and Disciplinary Silos

      • Robert J. Wasson, Daryl Lam
      Pages 233-250
    3. Theorizing Disaster Communitas

      • Steve Matthewman, Shinya Uekusa
      Pages 251-270
  5. Recovery

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 289-289

About this book

This book brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from across the Asia Pacific region, covering four main sections: 1) Governance, 2) Education and Capacity, 3) Science, Technology, Risk Assessment and Communities, and 4) Recovery. The chapters address different dimensions of Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), which are linked to Sustainable Development Goals, as well as Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Helen James was a specialist in Mainland Southeast Asia, especially Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). In 1997 she was awarded the order of Benchamabhorn, Member of the Most Noble Order of the Kingdom of Thailand by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej for services to Thai history, language, education and culture. Helen passed away in April 2020.

Rajib Shaw is the professor in Graduate School of Media and Governance in Keio University’s Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC). Earlier, he was the Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), a decade-long research program co-sponsored by the International Science Council (ISC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNDRR). He is a Senior Fellow of Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan, and the Chairperson of SEEDS Asia and CWS Japan, two Japanese NGOs.

Vinod Sharma is the First Professor of Disaster Management in India, and one of the pioneers in DRR in South Asia. He is also the Founder Coordinator of National Centre of Disaster Management (now National Institute of Disaster Management). He is well versed with the national, state and local disaster management legislation, institutions and systems through work as Vice-Chair, Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority with a diverse education that includes international development, sustainability and water governance.

Anna Lukasiewicz researches topics around the distribution of natural resources (including how decision-making processes are structured and stakeholder-decision maker interactions); water governance (including water management, climate change adaptation and stakeholder engagement); and natural hazard management (especially policy around disaster resilience). She works mainly at the interface of justice and natural resource management. 


Keywords

  • Disaster risk reduction in the Asia Pacific
  • Disaster governance
  • Disaster risk reduction education and capacity building
  • Science, technology and risk assessment in disaster management
  • Disaster recovery in the Asia Pacific
  • Disaster policy and planning
  • Community resilience before, during and after disasters
  • Community base disaster risk reduction
  • Build back better
  • Indigenous and local governance for disaster risk reduction

Editors and Affiliations

  • Disaster Risk Science Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

    Helen James

  • Graduate School of Media & Governance, Keio University, Fujisawa, Japan

    Rajib Shaw

  • Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, India

    Vinod Sharma

  • Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

    Anna Lukasiewicz

About the editors

Helen James was a specialist in Mainland Southeast Asia, especially Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). In 1997 she was awarded the order of Benchamabhorn, Member of the Most Noble Order of the Kingdom of Thailand by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej for services to Thai history, language, education and culture. Helen passed away in April 2020.

Rajib Shaw is the professor in Graduate School of Media and Governance in Keio University’s Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC). Earlier, he was the Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), a decade-long research program co-sponsored by the International Science Council (ISC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNDRR). He is a Senior Fellow of Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan, and the Chairperson of SEEDS Asia and CWS Japan, two Japanese NGOs.

Vinod Sharma is the First Professor of Disaster Management in India, and one of the pioneers in DRR in South Asia. He is also the Founder Coordinator of National Centre of Disaster Management (now National Institute of Disaster Management). He is well versed with the national, state and local disaster management legislation, institutions and systems through work as Vice-Chair, Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority with a diverse education that includes international development, sustainability and water governance. 

Anna Lukasiewicz researches topics around the distribution of natural resources (including how decision-making processes are structured and stakeholder-decision maker interactions); water governance (including water management, climate change adaptation and stakeholder engagement); and natural hazard management (especially policy around disaster resilience). She works mainly at the interface of justice and natural resource management. 


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia Pacific

  • Book Subtitle: Governance, Education and Capacity

  • Editors: Helen James, Rajib Shaw, Vinod Sharma, Anna Lukasiewicz

  • Series Title: Disaster Risk, Resilience, Reconstruction and Recovery

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4811-3

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-4810-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-4811-3

  • Series ISSN: 2662-5660

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-5679

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 382

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Development Studies

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-4811-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)