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Disaster Prevention Policies : A Challenging and Critical Outlook

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Disaster Prevention Policies : A Challenging and Critical Outlook
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Disaster Prevention Policies
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A Challenging and Critical Outlook
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Disaster Prevention Policies : A Challenging and Critical Outlook
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Disaster Prevention Policies : A Challenging and Critical Outlook
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  • Front Cover -- Disaster Prevention Policies: A Challenging and Critical Outlook -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Part 1. Disaster Prevention Policies: Paradoxical and Ambiguous Assessments -- Chapter 1. The Rise in Knowledge and Policies Suggest an Increase in Disasters -- 1.1. According to the EM-DAT and DesInventar databases, the number of disasters would increase -- 1.2. Disaster prevention policies are proliferating on every scale -- 1.3. Research on disasters and their prevention is also increasing -- Chapter 2. The Contributions to Disaster Prevention are Difficult to Assess -- 2.1. Disasters are not increasing according to all databases -- 2.2. Not necessarily more disasters, but definitely more to lose -- 2.3. There is not always more mortality associated with disasters -- 2.4. The markets interested in disaster prevention -- Part 2. Understanding and Managing Disaster Risk: The Multiple Limits of Specialized Approaches -- Chapter 3. The Limits of Understanding Disasters -- 3.1. The place and status of inherent uncertainty in databases -- 3.2. Disaster risk: ambiguous definitions -- 3.3. The difficult search for a conceptual model of disaster prevention -- Chapter 4. The Limits of Disaster Prevention: Returns on Management Experiences -- 4.1. Returns on experience demonstrate the universal character of the limits -- 4.2. Dike risk in France: an example of unintended consequences -- 4.3. Segmentation and politicization of risk management in Ecuador -- Part 3 Why and How Does the Prevention of Disasters Necessitate Thinking and Acting in an Imperfect World? -- Chapter 5. The Principle of Cognitive Limits: Its Application to Disaster Prevention -- 5.1. The analytical basis: the Cartesian method and the fragmentation of notions -- 5.2. Reconstitution of the analytical foundation: Pascal and the systemic attempts
  • 5.3. The limitations of analytical reconstitution: Bergson's intuition -- Chapter 6. Bridging the Gap between Disaster Prevention and Environmental Concerns -- 6.1. The gradual contributions of environmental interpretations to disaster prevention -- 6.2. Advantages and disadvantages for the increase in complexity for disaster prevention -- Chapter 7. Reflections upon the Contribution of Social Geography to Disaster Prevention -- 7.1. What epistemologies are necessary to develop environmental knowledge? -- 7.2. Under what conditions do social sciences contribute to disaster prevention? -- 7.3. What contributions do social sciences make to both disaster prevention and acting in an imperfect world? -- Chapter 8. How Can We Best Manage Disasters? -- 8.1. The knowledge management systems' contributions to disaster prevention policies -- 8.2. Resistance to prevention policies: poverty and power relations, lifelong obstacles -- 8.3. Evolution or revolution? The dilemma of Pahl-Wostl -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index -- Back Cover
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