Disaster Risk Management: Case Studies in South Asian Countries
The key features of this book include (i) the adoption of critical and multidisciplinary approaches in discussing disaster-related problems and emerging issues and (ii) the provision of insights into the approaches to address the challenges and issues of disaster risk management. The different stakeholders, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers will acquire a fuller and richer understanding of the various issues related to disaster risk management.
The editors take pride in acknowledging the role of the Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance, (NAPSIPAG) in making the present book possible. NAPSIPAG is the largest governance research network in the Asia Pacific region, which has been organizing an annual international meeting of administrators, academia, and non- state bodies where regional scholars critically deliberate with international governance experts. This is a process through which many young and upcoming scholars are also trained and academic brilliance is generated. NAPSIPAG has also helped the international policy organizations to have a better understanding of the region through a local lens of Asiatic anthropology, ethnography, and culture of administration. The book is an out- come of the academic and practitioners’ discourses generated mainly by NAPSIPAG members.