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Disaster and Development

Examining Global Issues and Cases

  • Naim Kapucu
  • Kuotsai Tom Liou


  • Closely examines the concepts of disasters and sustainable economic development as they are applied around the world

  • Sheds light on how communities can boost their ability to respond to and recover from disasters

  • Provides guidelines that are broadly applicable to a variety of circumstances, disasters and geographic regions


Part of the Environmental Hazards book series (ENHA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Naim Kapucu, Kuotsai Tom Liou
    Pages 1-15
  3. Risk Reduction and Policy Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Thomas A. Birkland, Megan K. Warnement
      Pages 39-60
    3. John J. Kiefer, Alessandra Jerolleman
      Pages 93-110
    4. Christopher Hawkins, Claire Connolly Knox
      Pages 111-127
  4. Disaster Resilience and Capacity Building

About this book


This book offers a systematic, empirical examination of the concepts of disasters and sustainable economic development applied to many cases around the world. It presents comprehensive coverage of the complex and dynamic relationship between disaster and development, making a vital contribution to the literature on disaster management, disaster resilience, and sustainable development. The book collects twenty-three chapters, examining theoretical issues and investigating practical cases on policy, governance, and lessons learned in dealing with different types of disasters (e.g., earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes) in twenty countries and communities around the world.


Disaster management Disaster recovery Disaster resilience Disasters Sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Naim Kapucu
    • 1
  • Kuotsai Tom Liou
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Public AdministrationUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.School of Public AdministrationUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Oil, Gas & Geosciences


From the book reviews:

“Naim Kapucu and Kuotsai Tom Liou’s Disaster and Development: Examining Global Issues and Cases is a welcome addition to a growing body of literature exploring practices in emergency management worldwide. … The volume is ideal for advanced courses in emergency management and disaster studies or as a reference on the diversity of international approaches to recent disasters.” (Jessica Bonnan-White, Natural Hazards Observer, Vol. XXXIX (3), January, 2015)