Handbook of Disaster Research

  • Havidán Rodríguez
  • Enrico L. Quarantelli
  • Russell R. Dynes

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Ronald W. Perry
    Pages 1-15
  3. E.L. Quarantelli, Patrick Lagadec, Arjen Boin
    Pages 16-41
  4. Arjen Boin, Paul ‘T Hart
    Pages 42-54
  5. Robert A. Stallings
    Pages 55-82
  6. Deborah S.K. Thomas, Kivanc¸ Ertuˆgay, Serkan Kemec¸
    Pages 83-96
  7. Linda B. Bourque, Judith M. Siegel, Megumi Kano, Michele M. Wood
    Pages 97-112
  8. Elaine Enarson, Alice Fothergill, Lori Peek
    Pages 130-146
  9. J.M. Albala-Bertrand
    Pages 147-167
  10. David A. McEntire
    Pages 168-182
  11. John H. Sorensen, Barbara Vogt Sorensen
    Pages 183-199
  12. Margarita Poteyeva, Megan Denver, Lauren E. Barsky, Benigno E. Aguirre
    Pages 200-216
  13. Thomas E. Drabek
    Pages 217-233
  14. Gavin P. Smith, Dennis Wenger
    Pages 234-257
  15. Walter Gillis Peacock, Nicole Dash, Yang Zhang
    Pages 258-274
  16. Gary A. Kreps, Susan Lovegren Bosworth
    Pages 297-315
  17. James M. Kendra, Tricia Wachtendorf
    Pages 316-334
  18. Neil R. Britton
    Pages 347-367
  19. William L. Waugh Jr
    Pages 388-404
  20. Brenda D. Phillips
    Pages 456-467
  21. Havid´an Rodr´ıguez, Walter D´ıaz, Jenniffer M. Santos, Benigno E. Aguirre
    Pages 476-488
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 534-611

About this book


From the reviews:

"The Handbook of Disaster Research will, without a doubt, be the most important publication of its type during this decade. Just about everyone who is anyone in the disaster research community has shared their knowledge on the important topics of the day. The authors and the publisher are to be congratulated for completing the book that will be widely sought after by practitioners, researchers and students of disaster planning and response. Thank you for this outstanding contribution to the field."

Henry W. Fischer III, Director, Center for Disaster Research & Education, Millersville University


"The Handbook of Disaster Research will generate considerable excitement amongst international disaster research and management professionals. Finally, a volume that takes on the task of articulating and unpacking the many social complexities of modern disasters and catastrophes. By taking a multi-disciplinary perspective, the Handbook addresses the very pressing need to better understand the social dimensions of disaster. ... offers a very balanced set of analyses that will undoubtedly appeal to not only the researcher, but the practitioner and the policy-maker alike."

Dr. Derek Bopping, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Department of Defence, Australia


"This is an amazing handbook. .... A "must have" for anyone who wants to know the cutting edges of disaster research. The Handbook of Disaster Research is unlike any other handbook I’ve seen. .....I’m impressed, too, with the breadth of expertise that is represented. Practitioners as well as academics, the "old guard" of disaster research as well as the young, rising stars, and the refreshing appearance of scholars from places other than the United States. I need this book on my shelf."

Lee Clarke, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey                                           Author of Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination; Mission Improbable: Using Fantasy Documents to Tame Disaster; and Terrorism and Disaster: New Threats, New Ideas.

Recent disasters, such as the Indian Ocean Tsunami, bomb explosions in London, Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan Earthquake, floods in Central America, landslides in Indonesia, and September 11, 2001 among many others, have resulted in an extensive loss of life, social disruption, significant economic impacts to local and national economies, and have made headline news in countries throughout the world. Thus the Handbook of Disaster Research is a timely and much needed contribution to the field of disasters.

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Authors and affiliations

  • Havidán Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Enrico L. Quarantelli
    • 1
  • Russell R. Dynes
    • 1
  1. 1.Disaster Research CenterUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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