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Rebuilding Asia Following Natural Disasters
Approaches to Reconstruction in the Asia-Pacific Region


Patrick Daly, Dina Delias, Rohit Jigyasu, Nishant Upadhyay, David W. Edgington, N. Emel Ganapati, Venkatachalam Thiruppugazh, R. Michael Feener, Marjaana Jauhola, Craig Thorburn, Carl Grundy-Warr, Jonathan Rigg, Jennifer E. Duyne Barenstein, Graeme Macrae, David Hodgkin, Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, Regan Potangaroa, Rebecca Barber, Jeff Kingston
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  • Date Published: April 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107073579

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  • Providing a detailed and comparative assessment of the humanitarian responses to a series of major disasters in Asia over the past two decades, including massive earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis, this book explores complex and changing understandings and practices of relief, recovery, and reconstruction. These critical investigations raise questions about the position and responsibilities of a growing range of stakeholders, and provide in-depth explorations of the ways in which local communities are transformed on multiple levels - not only by the impact of disaster events, but also by the experiences of rebuilding. This timely volume highlights how the experiences of Asia can contribute towards post-disaster responses globally, to safeguard future communities and reduce vulnerabilities. This is a valuable resource for academic researchers interested in post-disaster transformations and development studies, practitioners in NGOs, and government officials dealing with disaster response and disaster risk reduction.

    • Longitudinal studies from more than two decades of major disasters allow the reader to see how accumulated experiences of reconstruction influence the shape of projects responding to subsequent events
    • Draws on contributions from academics and humanitarian practitioners with years of on-the-ground experience
    • Discusses new forms of humanitarianism and their intersection with development projects emerging in contemporary Asia
    • Provides long-term analyses of post-disaster transformations, including the consequences of massive physical rebuilding, social restructuring and economic development
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    • Date Published: April 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107073579
    • length: 438 pages
    • dimensions: 262 x 185 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • contains: 66 b/w illus. 48 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    1. Cycles of destruction and reconstruction: responding to disasters in the Asia-Pacific region Patrick Daly
    2. The challenges of disaster risk reduction in rapidly expanding urban environments: Baguio City, Philippines since the 1990 Luzon earthquake Dina Delias and Patrick Daly
    3. Continuity, adaptation and change following the 1993 earthquake in Marathwada, India Rohit Jigyasu and Nishant Upadhyay
    4. Reflections on the Hanshin earthquake of 1995 and the reconstruction of Kobe, Japan David W. Edgington
    5. Post-disaster housing reconstruction lessons from the 1999 Marmara earthquake, Turkey N. Emel Ganapati
    6. Positioning stakeholders within owner driven post-disaster reconstruction approaches: Gujarat, India following the 2001 earthquake Venkatachalam Thiruppugazh
    7. Blue prints for change and the re-imaging of life in post-tsunami Aceh, Indonesia Patrick Daly, R. Michael Feener, Marjaana Jauhola and Craig Thorburn
    8. The reconfiguration of political, economic, and cultural landscapes in post-tsunami Thailand Carl Grundy-Warr and Jonathan Rigg
    9. The right to adequate housing in post-disaster situations: the case of relocated communities in Tamil Nadu, India Jennifer E. Duyne Barenstein
    10. Beyond the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake: from sectors to clusters in the international humanitarian system Graeme Macrae and David Hodgkin
    11. Decentralizing a 'top down' post-disaster reconstruction: China's response to the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville and Regan Potangaroa
    12. Humanitarian assistance following the 2011 floods in Thailand and Cambodia: the importance of formal invitations and informal relationships Rebecca Barber
    13. The insurance industry and integrated project management frameworks in post-disaster reconstruction: recovery after the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes Yan Chang-Richards and Suzanne Wilkinson
    14. Devastating consequences, flawed responses: assessing Japan's 3.11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear tragedies Jeff Kingston
    15. Post-disaster reconstruction in Asia: new actors and approaches R. Michael Feener and Patrick Daly

  • Editors

    Patrick Daly, Earth Observatory of Singapore
    Patrick Daly is a Senior Research Fellow at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. His research focuses upon human responses to changing environmental conditions, and long-term sequences of human-environmental interactions. He has worked extensively in Indonesia, Palestine, and Cambodia on the reconstitution of communities in post-conflict and post-disaster situations. He has spent the past decade conducting field research on community-level recovery following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

    R. Michael Feener, National University of Singapore
    R. Michael Feener is Research Leader of the Religion and Globalization Research Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, and Associate Professor of History at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include religion and development, post-disaster reconstruction, law and society, Islamic Studies and Southeast Asian history, on which he has published extensively.


    Patrick Daly, Dina Delias, Rohit Jigyasu, Nishant Upadhyay, David W. Edgington, N. Emel Ganapati, Venkatachalam Thiruppugazh, R. Michael Feener, Marjaana Jauhola, Craig Thorburn, Carl Grundy-Warr, Jonathan Rigg, Jennifer E. Duyne Barenstein, Graeme Macrae, David Hodgkin, Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, Regan Potangaroa, Rebecca Barber, Jeff Kingston

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