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  • Grog Warby Alexis Wright

    Magabala Books 2009; US$ 23.99

    Miles Franklin award-winning author Alexis Wright recounts how a remote town in Australia dealt with the invasion of grog on their traditional lands. Wright describes the shocking effects of alcohol abuse and racism in this vivid portrayal of a small town fighting to bring about change. Should alcohol be restricted? Is this racist? Whose decision is... more...

  • Managing Disasters through Public–Private Partnershipsby Ami J. Abou-bakr

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, generated a great deal of discussion in public policy and disaster management circles about the importance of increasing national resilience to rebound from catastrophic events. Since the majority of physical and virtual networks that the United States relies upon are... more...

  • Supporting the Private Sector and Social Partners in Response to Conflicts and Natural Disastersby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00

    Focuses on ways of coping with socio-economic and employment challenges of responding to crises arising from natural disaster, man-made catastrophe, or war. Reports on best practices and new avenues for crisis response and early warning, with examples from 14 developing countries around the world. more...

  • Disaster Responseby Fred C. Pampel

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00

    It is impossible to ignore the relentless media reports of various human-made and natural disasters and the constant threats they pose to our society. Beyond the news headlines, recent disasters have prompted the restructuring of the U.S. government, namely the formation of the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of the Federal Emergency... more...

  • Disaster Management in China in a Changing Eraby Yi Kang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 53.80

    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...

  • 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...

  • Asistencia humanitaria en caso de desastresby Pan American Health Organization

    Pan American Health Organization 1999; US$ 12.00

    Esta nueva Guía combina y pone al día varias publicaciones que la OPS había editado en los últimos 15 años. more...

  • Por una juventud sin tobacoby Pan American Health Organization

    Pan American Health Organization 2001; US$ 18.00

    Con el fin de detener la creciente ola de consumo de tabaco en las Américas, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) patrocina varias actividades, entre ellas la investigación sobre la legislación y las políticas de control del tabaco en toda la Región, la coordinación y adopción de medidas de control del uso de tabaco en los países, y la aplicación... more...

  • Tobacco-free Youthby Pan American Health Organization

    Pan American Health Organization 2000; US$ 18.00

    The first part of the book describes the scope of the tobacco problem in the Region, especially as it affects youth and adolescents. It delves into such issues as tobacco-related illnesses and reviews various approaches for substance-abuse prevention. The second part discusses the application of the "life skills" approach to programs designed to prevent... more...