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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

Olivier Rubin and Rasmus Dahlberg


Published online April 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191829895 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780191829895.001.0001

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This new dictionary provides definitions of terms covering disaster research and management. It features practical terms, key concepts in disaster research from a social science perspective, and key organizations involved in disaster management, allowing readers to access definitions on the most important topics within this developing field.

Terms include famine, disaster diplomacy, event-tree analysis, and humanitarian principles. Some are short and concise, while others elaborate on the history and diversity of complex concepts such as resilience or climate change. Illustrations and weblinks offer additional context and resources.

This work focuses on the practical managerial dimension of disaster management and covers terms that a student of disaster management will need to understand. It is an essential reference source for students and professionals in this area.

Book.  214 pages.  32168 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environment)

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