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Author Peissker, Tina

Title The governance of climate change adaptation in developing countries : the case of national disaster management in Bangladesh and Pakistan in comparative perspective / Tina Peissker
Published Hamburg : Anchor Academic Pub., 2013
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Contents The Governance of Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries: The Case of National Disaster Management in Bangladesh and Pakistan in Comparative Perspective; Index; Acronyms; List of Figures, Tables and Graphs; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Natural Disasters in the Scope of Social Sciences; 1.2 Theoretical Framework and Conceptualization; 1.2.1 Governance in Social-Ecological Systems; 1.2.2 Vulnerability and Adaptation to External Stressors; 1.2.3 Collective Learning Processes in Social-Ecological Systems; 1.3 Measuring Collective Learning Processes and Vulnerability; 1.4 Case Study Selection
1.4.1 Why Studying Floods in Developing Countries?1.4.2 Comparative Method and Case-Studies; 2 Bangladesh -- Learning How to Life with Extreme Floods; 2.1 Parameters of Flood and Disaster Management; 2.1.1 Political Transition and the Governance of Flood Management; 2.1.2 Complexity of Flood Disasters and Vulnerability; 2.2 Learning Processes in the Governance of Flood Management before 1988 until Recently; 2.2.1 Development Prior to1988; 2.2.2 Changes after the Floods of 1988; 2.2.3 Changes after the Floods of 1998
2.3 Collective Learning Processes in the Governance of Flood and Disaster Managementin Bangladesh3 Pakistan -- First Steps towards Change; 3.1 Parameters of Flood and Disaster Management; 3.1.1 Political Transition and Flood Management; 3.1.2 Complexity of Flood Disasters and Vulnerability; 3.2 Learning Processes in the Governance of Flood Management after 1971; 3.2.1 Development in the Flood and Disaster Management after 1971; 3.2.2 The Floods of 2010 and their Aftermath; 3.3 Collective Learning Processes in the Governance of Flood and Disaster Managementin Pakistan; 4 Conclusion
4.1 Collective Learning in Flood and Disaster Management: A Comparison4.2 Summary of Findings; 4.2.2 The Way Collective Learning Changes Vulnerability; 4.3 Limitations and Outlook; Bibliography; Annex
Summary Hauptbeschreibung The prospect of the adverse effects that global climate change will have on human societies, opened up a discourse about the way adaptation should be managed. In order to finance adaptation measures in the most severe affected countries, the parties of the Kyoto Protocol established the Adaptation Fund in 2007. In view of the limited resources that are available for adaptation, scales for the prioritization of countries that are based on their suspected vulnerability, have been developed in literature. But so far, indicators of vulnerability reflect only the genera
Notes "Disseminate knowledge"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Emergency management -- Bangladesh.
Emergency management -- Pakistan.
Natural disasters -- Bangladesh.
Natural disasters -- Pakistan.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3954895498 (electronic bk.)
9783954895496 (electronic bk.)