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Deeming, Hugh

Framing Community Disaster Resilience

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An essential guide to the foundations, research and practices of community disaster resilience

Framing Community Disaster Resilience offers a guide to the theories, research and approaches for addressing the complexity of community resilience towards hazardous events or disasters. The text draws on the activities and achievements of the project emBRACE: Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe. The authors identify the key dimensions of resilience across a range of disciplines and domains and present an analysis of community characteristics, networks, behaviour and practices in specific test cases.

The text contains an in-depth exploration of five test cases whose communities are facing impacts triggered by different hazards, namely: river floods in Germany, earthquakes in Turkey, landslides in South Tyrol, Italy, heat-waves in London and combined fluvial and pluvial floods in Northumberland and Cumbria. The authors examine the data and indicators of past events in order to assess current situations and to tackle the dynamics of community resilience. In addition, they put the focus on empirical analysis to explore the resilience concept and to test the usage of indicators for describing community resilience. This important text:

  • Merges the forces of research knowledge, networking and practices in order to understand community disaster resilience
  • Contains the results of the acclaimed project Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe - emBRACE
  • Explores the key dimensions of community resilience
  • Includes five illustrative case studies from European communities that face various hazards

Written for undergraduate students, postgraduates and researchers of social science, and policymakers, Framing Community Disaster Resilience reports on the findings of an important study to reveal the most effective approaches to enhancing community resilience.

The emBRACE research received funding from the European Community‘s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n° 283201. The European Community is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained in this publication.

Keywords:

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
288 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781119166016
Printed ISBN
9781119165965

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