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Title Law and the management of disasters : the challenge of resilience / edited by Alexia Herwig and Marta Simoncini
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Law, Science and Society
Law, science and society.
Contents Cover ; Title; Copyright; Contents; Notes on contributors; Table of cases; Underpinning the role of law in disaster resilience. An introduction; PART I Risk assessment in the light of resilience; 1 Multi-risk analysis: A new paradigm for territorial resilience; 2 Resilience in retrospect: Interpreting Fukushima's disappearing consequences; 3 Resilience and international (quasi- )judicial bodies in water cases: An uneasy relationship?; PART II Risk regulation under resilience; 4 Disaster risk regulation in the European Union: The path to resilience
11 Tort law as an instrument for the prevention and remediation of catastrophic harm12 Resilient compensation mechanisms: The role of government intervention in the insurance of catastrophic risks; Conclusions One law to bind them all: International law and disaster resilience; Bibliography of reference; Index
5 Risk regulation and resilience in offshore oil and gas operation6 Smart cities and the challenge of resilience; PART III Disaster relief and resilience; 7 Resilience and responsibility in international law: The achievements of the Sendai framework through the example of climate change; 8 Governing from a distance: European Union foreign policy and resilience building; 9 Resilience strategy in the United States: Incentivising resilient practices and behaviour; PART IV In the aftermath: Towards resilient recovery; 10 The resilient constitution: Lessons from the financial crisis
Summary "Disasters raise serious challenges for contemporary legal orders: they demand significant management, but usually amidst massive disruption to the normal functioning of state authority and society. When dealing with disasters, law has traditionally focused on contingency planning and recovery. More recently, however, 'resilience' has emerged as a key concept in effective disaster management policies and strategies, aiming at minimising the impact of events, so that the normal functioning of society and the state can be preserved. This book analyses the contribution of law to resilience building by looking at law's role in the different phases of the disaster regulatory process: risk assessment, risk management, emergency intervention, and recovery. More specifically, it addresses how law can effectively contribute to resilience-oriented distaster management policies, and what legal instruments can support effective resilience-building."-- Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Disaster relief -- Law and legislation.
Disasters -- Law and legislation.
Risk management -- Law and legislation.
Form Electronic book
Author Herwig, Alexia, editor
Simoncini, Marta, editor
ISBN 1315639327 (electronic bk.)
1317273699 (electronic bk.)
9781315639321 (electronic bk.)
9781317273691 (electronic bk.)