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  • An Industrial Geography of Cocaineby Christian M. Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Latin American cocaine trafficking organizations comprise an indigenous, globally competitive, multinational industry. Their business operations are deeply ingrained within the economic and political systems of countries throughout the region. While criminal enterprises operate in a more complex and uncertain setting than licit firms, their competitive... more...

  • Hazardous Futureby Isabel Capeloa Gil; Christoph Wulf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 119.00

    The book seeks to understand how societies and cultures deal with disaster and the rhetorical means they resort to in order to represent it. Since culture, the media and the arts deal with the perception and the processing of catastrophe, what kind of social knowledge does this process produce and how does it contribute to the sustainable... more...

  • Disaster Management in China in a Changing Eraby Yi Kang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book shows how Chinese officials have responded to popular and international pressure, while at the same time seeking to preserve their own careers, in the context of disaster management. Using the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake as a case study, it illustrates how authoritarian regimes are creating new governance mechanisms in response to the changing... more...

  • Risk and Mental Elementby Sara Porro

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 79.01

    Können mentale Einstellungen unterhalb der Schwelle sicheren Wissens der Tatbestandsverwirklichung eine strafrechtliche Verantwortlichkeit für völkerrechtliche Verbrechen begründen? Die Antwort auf diese Problematik ist dadurch bestimmt, ob beim Eingehen eines solchen Risikos die subjektiven Tatbestandsvoraussetzungen, die in einem Strafrechtssystem... more...

  • Das japanische Desasterby Johannes Hano

    Herder Verlag 2011; US$ 10.49

    Erdbeben, Tsunami und Reaktor-Gau - das hochtechnisierte Japan ist über Nacht in ein Katastrophengebiet verwandelt worden. Fukushima steht für die Unkontrollierbarkeit einer Risikotechnologie und hat tiefgreifende politische und gesellschaftliche Veränderungsprozesse auch in Deutschland hervorgerufen. Das Schicksal und die Tapferkeit der japanischen... more...

  • Kettenrauchen hilft nicht gegen Eisenmangelby Oliver Skopek

    tredition 2014; US$ 18.52

    Warum ist es nur so schwer, mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören? Es ist doch absurd: Wir wollen etwas nicht, tun es aber trotzdem. Der Autor beschreibt eindrucksvoll, dass der Grund hierfür einerseits an der falschen Herangehensweise, andererseits aber auch an unzähligen Mythen und Techniken liegt, was uns aber kein Arzt oder Apotheker verrät. Warum nicht?... more...

  • Contingency Planning and Disaster Recoveryby Donna R. Childs; Stefan Dietrich

    Wiley 2003; US$ 70.00

    Improve business efficiency, eliminate day-to-day mishaps, and prepare for the worst-with effective disaster contingency planning Working in lower Manhattan on September 11th, 2001, Donna Childs became keenly aware of the need for small businesses to develop disaster contingency plans and grateful that her own business had implemented such plans... more...

  • Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami Disasterby Rajib Shaw

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    A collection of articles published a year after the 26th December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami outlining how the recovery process has been taking place. more...

  • Patronage or Partnershipby Ian Smillie

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00

    Much has been written about the need to build local capacities in emergency and postemergency situations. Many relief programs, however, remain characterized by externality: in their funding, accountabilities, approach to management, and dependence upon expatriate staff. Reality often flies in the face of stated policy and good intentions. In reality,... more...

  • Smoke & Mirrorsby Rob Cunningham

    International Development Research Centre 1996; US$ 25.00

    Smoke & Mirrors provides an insider's view of the Canadian tobacco war, a hundred-year old conflict that began to escalate in the 1980s. Written by a prominent antismoking advocate, the book explains how Canada emerged as a global leader in the public health crusade to regulate the powerful tobacco industry. Author Rob Cunningham exposes the industry's... more...