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Rebuilding Local Communities in the Wake of Disaster free pdf This book examines the sociological consequences of disaster relief and recovery, and uncovers its impact on the communities that were affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. It is the most extensive and intensive study of post-disaster community rebuilding yet reported in the literature on the subject. The authors draw on this research to develop a three-phase strategy for moving from quick and effective relief to long-term social recovery work. While there have been many big natural disasters since then, none have affected so many local communities spread over so many nations and none have evoked the same kind of global response. A great deal of post-tsunami recovery work was done in India and Sri Lanka, with more than 500 international aid and humanitarian agencies involved in Sri Lanka alone -- many with little experience in long-term community development. This book argues that international aid agencies must work patiently to put in place meaningful partnerships with local, community-based organisations as soon as long-term physical and social planning becomes possible. The authors explain that such an approach could help address some pre-existing vulnerabilities in disaster-affected communities. They argue that it is much easier to rebuild damaged infrastructure than to rebuild shattered lives, and to ensure that traumatised communities are not put under new stresses and strains, the 'fault-lines' within these communities need to be lessened.

About Martin Mulligan

Martin Mulligan is Director, Globalism Research Centre, School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Yaso Nadarajah is Senior Research Fellow, Globalism Research Centre and Senior Research Manager, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Author : Martin Mulligan
Publisher : Routledge India
Data Published : 30 September 2011
ISBN : 0415501555
EAN : 9780415501552
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 252 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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