Non-Fiction Books:

Political Economy of Large Natural Disasters

With Special Reference to Developing Countries

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Hardback

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Political Economy of Large Natural Disasters by J.M.Albala- Bertrand
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This study sets out to develop a new framework for the analysis of disaster situations in developing countries. In doing so, it challenges many of the accepted wisdoms of disaster theory upon which policy prescriptions are built. The author insists that although disasters are a problem of development, they are not necessarily a problem for development. What we should be looking at are the underlying social and economic processes within developing countries which structure the impact of natural disasters, rather than at disasters as unforeseen events requiring large scale intervention. An important feature of the book is the deconstruction of the notion of disaster. Disasters, claims the author, cannot be analyzed in isolation from the particular social and political setting in which they occur.
Release date NZ
March 25th, 1993
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
line drawings, tables
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
270
Dimensions
162x242x18
ISBN-13
9780198287650
Product ID
2248941

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