Mega-Crises: Understanding the Prospects, Nature, Characteristics, and the Effects of Cataclysmic Events I. Helsloot

ISBN: 9780398086831

Published: April 1st 2012

Unknown Binding

389 pages


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Mega-Crises: Understanding the Prospects, Nature, Characteristics, and the Effects of Cataclysmic Events  by  I. Helsloot

Mega-Crises: Understanding the Prospects, Nature, Characteristics, and the Effects of Cataclysmic Events by I. Helsloot
April 1st 2012 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 389 pages | ISBN: 9780398086831 | 8.41 Mb

We live in turbulent times with continents and nations facing ever-heightening risks such as natural disasters, intense and protracted conflicts, terrorism, corporate crises, cyber threats to infrastructures and mega-events. We are witnessing the rise of We live in turbulent times with continents and nations facing ever-heightening risks such as natural disasters, intense and protracted conflicts, terrorism, corporate crises, cyber threats to infrastructures and mega-events. We are witnessing the rise of mega-crises and a new class of adversity with many unknowns. The prospect of mega-crises presents professionals and students in the field of crisis management with four major tasks.

First, they should engage in OC deep thinkingOCO about the causes of the increasing occurrence of mega-crises. Second, they should identify and work through the dominant trends which complicate contemporary crisis management. Third, they should upgrade institutional crisis management capacity. Fourth, they should improve societal resilience since no institutional complex can mitigate or manage these mega-crisis on its own.

This book is divided into four primary parts, each of which looks at one facet of mega-crises. Part I focuses on the concept of a mega-crisis and mega-crisis management- Part II examines crisis management of mega-natural disasters- Part III evaluates crisis management of man-made mega-crises- and Part IV identifies mega-threats and vulnerabilities. Additional major topics include Hurricane Katrina- Hurricane Gustav- the London Bombings- the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks of July 7, 2005- corporate meltdowns- the subprime crisis- the Olympic Games- electricity grids- global climate change- the Dutch Delta- risks to food security- and mega-crises and the Internet.

This comprehensive text will provide practitioners and academics with the results of an across-the-board research effort in the prospects, nature, characteristics, and the effects of mega-crises.



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