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Disaster management and social development

Disaster management and social development Considers the nature of disaster and its impact on large urban areas. Looks at the ways countries can provide relief in such events. Covers drought, floods, cyclones and earthquakes and preventive measures which can help alleviate damage. Discusses the definition of a disaster, the distinct phases of onset, climax and withdrawal and the social response in these events. Profiles the response of the Indian Government in preparing for disasters providing brief best practices for planners. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy Emerald Publishing

Disaster management and social development

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0144-333X
DOI
10.1108/01443330010789007
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Abstract

Considers the nature of disaster and its impact on large urban areas. Looks at the ways countries can provide relief in such events. Covers drought, floods, cyclones and earthquakes and preventive measures which can help alleviate damage. Discusses the definition of a disaster, the distinct phases of onset, climax and withdrawal and the social response in these events. Profiles the response of the Indian Government in preparing for disasters providing brief best practices for planners.

Journal

International Journal of Sociology and Social PolicyEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2000

Keywords: Disaster management; Disasters; Floods; India

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