Natural Disasters and Development: In a Globalizing World

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Index

a
actors 96 , 187 , 234 , 238 ;
core 240 , 241-2 ;
local 175 ;
multiple 104 , 185-6
adaptation 11-12 , 13 , 240-1 ;
agriculture 22 , 28 ;
baseline 80-5 ;
climate change 22 ;
necessary conditions 81-2 ;
Sahel 27-8 , 29 ;
socially optimal 82-3
adaptive capacity 77 , 80-5 ;
Bangladesh 86 ;
Somalia 88-9
advocacy 98
affordability of insurance 134-6
afforestation 167
Africa 87-9 , 113 , 116 ;
see also Sahel
agency-oriented approach 187-8
agriculture 83-4 , 86 , 88 , 225 ;
adaptation 22 , 28 ;
livelihoods 219-21 ;
reform 161 , 166-7 ;
see also farming practices
aid 112 , 114 , 164 ;
see also relief
ambiguity of response 95-6
American-Cuban relations 112-13
Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) 122
Armenia 44-5
Asia 85-6 ;
see also China;
Philippines atmospheric circulation 26
ATS see Antarctic Treaty System

b
Bangladesh 67 , 85-6 ;
1987/88 floods 192 ;
public sector 190 ;
water management 192-5
barangays, Philippines 170 , 171-5
baseline adaptation 80-5 ;
climate change 84-5 ;
sector and project levels 83-4
Behaviouralism 9
Bhopal, India 44
bilateral institutions 100-1
blame:
experts 150-1 ;
Marmara earthquake 200 ;
outsiders 162-3
buildings:
damage 200 , 206 , 208 ;
design codes 205-6 ;
insurance 207-8
Bush, George W. 115

c
capacities analysis 63
capitalism 47-8
carbon emissions see greenhouse gas emissions
cash crops 29
catastrophic disasters 117-18
China 116 ;
West Sichuan province 219-24 ;
Yangtze River reconstruction 214-30
chronic disasters 117-18
civil society 209-10 ;
see also lay people;
stakeholder involvement 'class-quake' 44
climate:
determinism 22 ;
extreme phenomena 34 , 35 , 37 , 76 , 79 ;
variability 22 ;
see also extreme
weather events;
rainfall;
storms
climate change 20 , 75-6 ;
adaptation 22 ;
Africa, impacts 89 ;
Asia, impacts 85-6 ;
baseline adaptation 84-5 ;
circulation 26 ;
costs 131-2 ;
developing countries 80 ;
human-induced 22-3 , 26 , 34 , 36-8 ;
insurance industry 124-7 , 129-31 ;
Latin America, impacts 88 ;
political institutions 128-9 ;
politics 126 ;
scenarios 38 ;
social impacts 23 , 28
climate-related disasters 30-8 ;
future trends 35-8 ;
global occurrence 30-4
coalitions 104 , 191
codes of conduct 205-6 , 236-7
coevolution 13 , 22-3
community level:
construction 227-8 ;
disaster relief 60 ;
exchanges 66 ;
involvement 194 ;
mitigation

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