Community Resilience in Natural Disasters

by Diane Bretherton,

Told through the voices of local community leaders, this book analyzes how communities respond to natural disasters and how outsiders contribute positively - or negatively - to their response, promoting debate on the role of aid and the media in times of crisis.
  • Palgrave Macmillan; August 2011
  • ISBN 9780230339323
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Community Resilience in Natural Disasters
  • Author: Diane Bretherton; Anouk Ride
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

About The Author

DIANE BRETHERTON is a Peace Psychologist and Former Chair of the Committee for the Psychological Study of Peace for the International Association of Psychological Science. She is the author of many academic journal articles and books on conflict and development. She has worked in a range of conflict regions, including employment with the United Nations in Sri Lanka, for UNESCO in Vietnam, and for the World Bank in Sierra Leone, and is also the winner of three international awards for peace, including the Century of Women Peace Award (2003).

ANOUK RIDE is a Journalist and Ph.D. Candidate in Conflict Resolution who has written and edited for newspapers and magazines in Australia, the UK, and the USA. Her feature articles include reports from Russia, Indonesia, Bougainville, and Northern Ireland.