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Disasters without borders : the international politics of natural disasters

Author: John A Hannigan
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dramatic scenes of devastation and suffering caused by disasters such as the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, are viewed with shock and horror by millions of us across the world. What we rarely see, however, are the international politics of disaster aid, mitigation and prevention that condition the collective response to natural catastrophes around the world. In this book, respected Canadian environmental  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Hannigan
ISBN: 9780745650692 0745650694 9780745650685 0745650686
OCLC Number: 911137095
Description: 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction ----
The Disaster Politics Nexus ---
The Global Policy Field of Natural Disasters ---
The Kindness of Strangers ---
A Safer World? ---
Climate of Concern ---
Disaster Politics as Game Playing ---
Mass Media and the Politics of Disaster ---
Disaster Politics: A Discursive Approach ---
Conclusion.
Other Titles: International politics of natural disasters
Responsibility: John Hannigan.
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* Natural disasters regularly reach a high degree of prominence in the media, but we rarely see the political aspects of the ways that disasters are managed and dealt with. * This book offers a  Read more...

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