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Disaster management and social development

G. Stanley Jaya Kumar (Department of Sociology, Sri Venkateswara University, India)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 August 2000


Considers the nature of disaster and its impact on large urban areas. Looks at the ways countries can provide relief in such events. Covers drought, floods, cyclones and earthquakes and preventive measures which can help alleviate damage. Discusses the definition of a disaster, the distinct phases of onset, climax and withdrawal and the social response in these events. Profiles the response of the Indian Government in preparing for disasters providing brief best practices for planners.



Stanley Jaya Kumar, G. (2000), "Disaster management and social development", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 20 No. 7, pp. 66-81.




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