This book illuminates the complexity of the relationship between
disaster and development; it opens with an assessment of the scope of
contemporary disaster and development studies, highlighting the
rationale for looking at the two issues as part of the same topic. The
second and third chapters detail development perspectives of disaster,
and the influence of disaster on development. The fourth chapter
exemplifies how human health is both a cause and consequence of disaster
and development and the following chapter illustrates some of the
learning and planning processes in disaster and development oriented
practice. Early warning, risk management, mitigation, response and
recovery actions provide the focus for the fifth and sixth chapters. The
final chapter indicates some of the likely future contribution and
challenges of combined disaster and development approaches. With an
emphasis on putting people at the centre of disaster and development,
the book avoids confronting readers with 'no hope' representations,
instead highlighting disaster reduction opportunities.
The book is aligned with concepts in this research project, with direct
reference to it in Chapter 4.
Collins, A.E. Disaster and development. Routledge Perspectives on Development Series, Taylor & Francis Group, UK (2009) 304 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-42667-1
Disaster and development.