Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Management
This course examines the social and political context of disasters and the implication of socio-political and socio-cultural factors to disaster preparedness and recovery. It explores social and political issues facing both developed and developing nations, emphasising the need for the understanding and knowledge of local conditions when preparing for and recovering from disasters. Effective disaster management not only requires financial and technological resources but also involves building community resilience through adequate preparation and inclusion of all stakeholders, including community members, local government organisations and government departments. In this course, students will explore how concepts such as the state and civil society, socio-political and socio-historical reality, poverty, social capital, gender, age and ethnicity form part of disaster management and impacts on community resilience.
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment|
|School||School of Architecture and Built Environment|
Trimester 1 - 2016
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for ARBE6605|