Development in Disaster-Prone Places: Studies of Vulnerability

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This book addresses the long-overdue imbalance in disaster management: an over-emphasis on post-disaster assistance and a lack of attention to vulnerability reduction. It answers the fundamental question in this debate: how can we mould pre-disaster development initiatives to become the most appropriate means for vulnerability reduction?

The book reasserts and reapplies some of the basic concepts and issues that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, with the message that development is a prime medium both of vulnerability and its reduction.

The author examines requirements for long-term change so that conditions that have become the context for catastrophe can be modified. By focusing on longer-term policies and activities now, emergency relief efforts will have a positive context within which to contribute to development and the likelihood of recurrence will be reduced.

The book contains case-studies from Sri Lanka, the Caribbean and the South Pacific and focuses on hazards of all kinds, setting out to redress the balance between large-scale disasters of global significance and small-scale disasters that are a matter of everyday existence.

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James Lewis is a visiting fellow in Development Studies at the University of Bath and a consultant in environmental hazards and human settlements.

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