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Economic and Natural Disasters since 1900 - A Comparative History (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,537
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Economic and Natural Disasters since 1900 - A Comparative History (Hardcover): John Singleton

Economic and Natural Disasters since 1900 - A Comparative History (Hardcover)

John Singleton

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A crisis is a period of uncertainty that may or may not lead to disaster, depending in part on the capacity of actors to make sense of what is happening and respond effectively. Disasters in different spheres occur and recur at different speeds and in idiosyncratic ways, but in essence they follow the same pattern. In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis and Eurozone upheavals this timely book argues that the disaster cycle - a framework normally used in the context of natural disasters - is equally applicable to the analysis of other types of catastrophe. Employing a modified version of the disaster cycle framework to compare and analyse a range of catastrophes in different spheres, the author draws on ideas from a variety of disciplines including economics and economic history, disaster studies, management, and political science. This unique comparative approach presents case studies of several important disasters: Hurricane Katrina, the First World War, the depression of the early 1930s, Welsh coal mining accidents, the deadly effects of smoking tobacco, and the Global Financial Crisis and Eurozone catastrophe of the early twenty first century. The author argues that economists and economic policy makers routinely misuse the term crisis to describe episodes that ought to be called disasters. This accessible and fascinating exploration will appeal to students and scholars in economic history, disaster studies, management, public policy, and related disciplines. The comparison of crisis and disaster management is also essential reading for policy makers.

General

Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2016
Authors: John Singleton
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-1-78254-734-1
Categories: Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Financial crises & disasters
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental impact of natural disasters & phenomena
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Economic history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Social impact of disasters > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Economic history
LSN: 1-78254-734-7
Barcode: 9781782547341

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