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Disaster Recovery Through the Lens of Justice

Authors: Jerolleman, Alessandra

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  • Provides an in-depth analysis of the nexus between justice and post-disaster recovery at the household and community level
  • Discusses how current federal policies and frameworks, along with state level implementation, perpetuate and exacerbate inequalities following a disaster
  • Suggests a proposed path forward for NGOs, government, and others to better integrate justice into recovery
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There has been increased attention to the topics of disaster recovery and disaster resilience over the past several years, particularly as catastrophic events such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy have brought to light the increasing vulnerability of so many communities. This manuscript brings together existing research, along with policy analysis, in order to look at disaster recovery through the lens of justice. This includes understanding the mechanisms through which vulnerability is exacerbated, and the extent to which the regulations and agency cultures drive this outcome. While existing analyses have sought to understand the particular characteristics of both resilient and vulnerable communities, there have been few attempts to understand the systemic inequities and injustice that is built into United States disaster policies, programs, and legislation. This manuscript thus begins from the understanding that social and economic structures, including land use policies and historic practices such as redlining, have concentrated hazard risk into vulnerable zones whose inhabitants do not benefit from the very policies that create and increase their risk.  

About the authors

Alessandra Jerolleman is an Assistant Professor at Jacksonville University, USA, and an Applied Researcher at the Lowlander Center in Louisiana, USA. Dr. Jerolleman is a subject matter expert in climate adaptation, hazard mitigation, and resilience with a long history of working in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disaster Recovery Through the Lens of Justice
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04795-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04795-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04794-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 108
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