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Critical Infrastructure: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

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Robert S. Radvanovsky, Allan McDougall
October 24, 2018

This edition of Critical Infrastructure presents a culmination of ongoing research and real-work experience, building upon previous editions. Since the first edition of this work, the domain has seen significant evolutions in terms of operational needs, environmental challenges and threats – both ...

Geospatial Information System Use in Public Organizations: How and Why GIS Should be Used in the Public Sector

1st Edition

Nicolas A. Valcik
October 01, 2019

This book shows how Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) can be used for operations management in public institutions. It covers theory and practical applications, ranging from tracking public health trends to mapping transportation routes to charting the safest handling of hazardous materials....

Beyond Public Administration: Contemplating and Nudging Government-in-Context

1st Edition

David John Farmer
September 26, 2019

How can public administration (P.A.) nudge government to govern fundamentally better in terms of policy? How critical is P.A. contemplation and nudges – prods, shoves or hammer blows - to government-in-context? In this book, David John Farmer argues that government-in-context refers to...

International Order and the Politics of Disaster

1st Edition

Scott D. Watson
September 11, 2019

In this indispensable and comprehensive text, Scott D. Watson critically examines the current understanding of international order that underpins international disaster management and disaster diplomacy. Based on empirical analysis of the three international disaster management regimes - disaster...

Early Warning-Based Multihazard and Disaster Management Systems

1st Edition

Syed Hyder Abbas Musavi
August 09, 2019

This book describes in detail disaster management principles with applications through software and early warning systems. The aim is to introduce the concept of advanced technology for disaster management. Hence, it starts with a basic introduction and the types of disasters this technology will...

Emergency Management: The American Experience

3rd Edition

Claire B. Rubin
August 02, 2019

The spate of disaster events ranging from major to catastrophic that have occurred in recent years raises a lot of questions about where and why they happened. Understanding the history of emergency management policies and practice is important to an understanding of current and future policies and...

Sadomasochism, Popular Culture and Revolt: A Pornography of Violence

1st Edition

Tom Pollard
July 16, 2019

Sadomasochism, Popular Culture and Revolt: A Pornography of Violence explores powerful connections between violent pornography and current gender wars, generational conflicts, political struggles, and racial and ethnic unrest. Long before these conflicts dominated headlines worldwide, they become...

Large-Scale Evacuation: The Analysis, Modeling, and Management of Emergency Relocation from Hazardous Areas

1st Edition

Pamela Murray-Tuite, Michael K. Lindell, Brian Wolshon, Earl J. Baker
November 19, 2018

Large-Scale Evacuation introduces the reader to the steps involved in evacuation modelling for towns and cities, from understanding the hazards that can require large-scale evacuations, through understanding how local officials decide to issue evacuation advisories and households decide whether to...

Critical Infrastructure: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

Robert S. Radvanovsky, Allan McDougall
October 24, 2018

This edition of Critical Infrastructure presents a culmination of ongoing research and real-work experience, building upon previous editions. Since the first edition of this work, the domain has seen significant evolutions in terms of operational needs, environmental challenges and threats – both...

Disaster Recovery: Community-Based Psychosocial Support in the Aftermath

1st Edition

Joseph O. Prewitt Diaz
May 29, 2018

This new volume, Disaster Recovery: Community-Based Psychosocial Support in the ​Aftermath, provides a wealth of realistic and applicable information for addressing mental health related issues resulting from disasters. It will provide readers with both a theoretical and practical look at...

Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides

1st Edition

Ramesh Singh, Darius Bartlett
March 21, 2018

Over the years, the interactions between land, ocean, biosphere and atmosphere have increased, mainly due to population growth and anthropogenic activities, which have impacted the climate and weather conditions at local, regional and global scales. Thus, natural hazards related to climate changes...

Exploring Natural Hazards: A Case Study Approach

1st Edition

Darius Bartlett, Ramesh Singh
March 16, 2018

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 has identified four priority areas for Disaster Risk Reduction: understanding disaster risk; strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience and enhancing disaster...

Critical Infrastructures Resilience: Policy and Engineering Principles

1st Edition

Auroop Ratan Ganguly, Udit Bhatia, Stephen E. Flynn
March 05, 2018

This text offers comprehensive and principled, yet practical, guidelines to critical infrastructures resilience. Extreme events and stresses, including those that may be unprecedented but are no longer surprising, have disproportionate effects on critical infrastructures and hence on communities,...

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