"This book looks at how legal frameworks can and do reduce risks arising out of disasters. The volume:analyses existing disaster laws and the challenges on the ground;brings together case studies from some of the most vulnerable regions; andproposes solutions to avert existing and possible future crises. The book offers appropriate legal frameworks for disaster management which could not only offer sustainable institutional reforms towards community resilience and preparedness but also reduce risk within the frameworks of justice, equity and accountability. It examines the intricacies of governance within which governments function and discusses how recent trends in infrastructure development and engineering technology could be balanced within the legal principles of ethics, transparency and integrity. The chapters in the volume suggest that legal frameworks ought to resonate with new challenges of resource management and climate change. Further, these frameworks could help secure citizens' trust, institutional accountability and effective implementation through an unceasing partnership which keeps the community better prepared and more resilient.This volume will be indispensable to scholars and researchers of disaster management, law, public policy, environment and development studies as well as policymakers and those in administrative, governmental, judicial and development sectors."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter Introduction / AMITA SINGH part PART I Disaster law: content and correlations chapter 1 Disaster law and the post-Hyogo pedagogical change in the framework of governance / AMITA SINGH chapter 2 Disaster laws: saving lives, reducing risk in the Asia Pacific / GABRIELLE EMERY chapter 3 Disasters: a ubiquitous legal framework in ancient BC literature / RENU K. SHARMA part PART II Country-specific disaster laws chapter 4 The landscape of disaster management in Pakistan: gaps in the legal framework / MD AKMAL WASIM chapter 5 Disaster law and community resilience in Bangladesh MD AKBARUDDIN AHMAD chapter 6 International disaster response law in China: a study on strengthening national disaster response legislation / YAN CUI chapter 7 Interrogating disaster law in India / BINOD KUMAR chapter 8 Interrogating the trajectory of disaster laws in India RAMRATAN DHUMAL part PART III International legal framework of disaster management chapter 9 Overcoming the patriarchal insulation of international legal framework SHIRANEE TILAKAWARDANE chapter 10 Interrogating the pedagogy of state responsibility and individual rights in disaster law / STELLINA JOLLY chapter 11 Disaster law, ICT and performance through 'standard setting' in disaster law / SANGHAMITRA NATH chapter 12 Building national resilience through international law / VENKATACHALAM ANBUMOZHI part PART IV The wide-eyed slipp. of disaster law chapter 13 Corruption in humanitarian assistance: challenges and opportunities / SUMAIYA KHAIR chapter 14 A legal framework to prevent trafficking of women and young girls during disasters in India / MANJULA BATRA chapter 15 Disability, disaster and the law: developing a mandate for disability inclusive law making process for disaster risk reduction / DEEPA SONPAL chapter 16 Anthropogenic disaster economics and the non-human species / SUBHALAKSHMI SIRCAR chapter 17 Gender and trafficking / MONDIRA DUTTA chapter 18 Techno-legal regime for safety against natural hazards / VED MITTAL chapter 19 Post-disaster medical services: can law ensure services? / SUNITA REDDY AND SHISHIR KUMAR YADAV part PART V Case-specific studies chapter 20 Interrogating right to compensation in disaster laws: a case study of Jammu and Kashmir floods / HIMANSHU SHEKHAR MISHRA chapter 21 Unanswered questions in disaster preparedness and the Right to Information / ABHA YADAV chapter 22 Can laws ensure disaster risk reduction? A study of Mandarmani Sea Beach in West Bengal / RABINDRANATH BHATTACHARYYA chapter 23 Disaster risk reduction and city governance / P. K. CHAUBEY part PART VI Epilogue chapter 24 Disaster laws in India: the way forward / NIVEDITA P. HARAN.