Disaster Policy and Emergency Management in RussiaDisaster Policy and Emergency Management in Russia

This book discusses major disasters which were unknown to anyone except in very limited official circles.

Author: Boris Nikolaevich Porfirʹev

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020172115


Page: 226

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For many decades federal emergency and disaster policy and management has been an important but one of the least publicised and studied aspects of the national policy in the former Soviet Union. This book discusses major disasters which were unknown to anyone except in very limited official circles. Also discussed is the historical and legal development of the emergency management system in the former Soviet Union/current Russia and the impacted populations themselves.

Crises in RussiaCrises in Russia

Contemporary Management Policy and Practice From A Historical Perspective
Boris Porfiriev Greg Simons ... to the State Committee of the Russian Federation
for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Natural Disaster Response (EMERCOM).

Author: Boris Porfiriev

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317157779


Page: 310

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This unique book explores the problems of the national crisis management system in Russia, a country undergoing political, social and economic transition and one which is also prone to natural and man-made disasters. In detailing policy, institutional and legal issues and illustrating a number of case studies, the authors offer new ways of resolving the effects of disasters as well as increasing resilience by improving our understanding of the risks and vulnerabilities. In the book six chapters offer case studies of various types of disaster written in a unique collaboration between Russian scientists, Russian policy makers and Swedish scholars. Other chapters relate the role of mass media in Russian society and policy development. Taken together the book details changes in a crisis management system, policy and approach in a country that has undergone rapid fundamental political economic and social change.

Handbook of Disaster ResearchHandbook of Disaster Research

Disaster as a discipline: The status of emergency management education in the
U.S. International Journal ofMass Emergencies and Disasters, 23(1), 111–140.
Phillips, B. ... Disaster policy and emergency management in Russia. New York: ...

Author: Havidan Rodriguez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387323534


Page: 611

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This timely Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications. Attention is given to conceptual issues dealing with the concept "disaster" and to methodological issues relating to research on disasters. These include Geographic Information Systems as a useful research tool and its implications for future research. This seminal work is the first interdisciplinary collection of disaster research as it stands now while outlining how the field will continue to grow.

Crowd fundingCrowd funding

For example, the Minister of Civil Defence is responsible for central government's
emergency management agency, MCDEM. ... Disaster management policy
responses are not generally influenced by methods and tools for cost-effective
and sustainable interventions. ... Russia In Russia the Ministry of Emergency
Situations (EMERCOM) is engaged in fire fighting, Civil Defense, Search and
Rescue, ...


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Integrated Approach to Environmental Data Management SystemsIntegrated Approach to Environmental Data Management Systems

APPELL (1991) awareness and preparedness to the emergency cases on the
local level: Plan of actions in cases of ... Vyazilov, E.D. (1991) On creation of
decision support system for various ecological disasters, Materials of Russian ...

Author: Nilgun B. Harmanciogammalu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401156165


Page: 546

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An integrated approach to environmental data management is necessitated by the complexity of the environmental problems that need to be addresses, coupled with the interdisciplinary approach that needs to be adopted to solve them. Agenda 21 of the Rio Environmental Conference mandated international programmes and organizations to take steps to develop common data and information management plans, and steps have been taken in this direction. The key word that defines the framework of the present book is `integration'. The book establishes the basics of integrated approaches and covers environmental data management systems within that framework, covering all aspects of data management, from objectives and constraints, design of data collection networks, statistical and physical sampling, remote sensing and GIS, databases, reliability of data, data analysis, and the transformation of data into information.

NATO and Weapons of Mass DestructionNATO and Weapons of Mass Destruction

The NATO-wide Crisis Management Exercise (CMX) of 12-18 February 1998 was
the first opportunity for partners to participate ... on emergencies in subways or
underground railways, and included emergency response practice in a Brussels
subway ... foreign ministers session approved a policy on “Enhanced Practical
Cooperation in the Field of International Disaster Relief.” The specific proposal
for enhanced cooperation had come from the Russian Federation in November

Author: Eric Terzuolo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134180998


Page: 264

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NATO was hugely successful in facing off the Soviet Union during the Cold War. But has it been equally successful in addressing the "new threats" of the post-Cold War era? This new study assesses the organization’s political and military initiatives, and how its outreach to Russia, Ukraine, and other countries in the Euro-Atlantic and Mediterranean regions, devoted considerable attention to WMD proliferation risks. It also probes the political factors, both inside and outside NATO, as well as resource constraints, which have limited the alliance's "added value" in the international community's effort to combat proliferation. The events of 11 September 2001 and bitter intra-alliance controversy over the 2003 Iraq intervention have highlighted questions regarding NATO's future role, and even its continued viability. This is a serious reflection on how the alliance should figure in the fight against WMD and terrorist threats and an examination of today’s key issues, including the use of force in international relations and the possibility of constructing new, post-Cold War collective security rules. This is the first study to evaluate, critically and in-depth, how a long-standing security organization has adapted - and must continue to adapt - to the global security challenges of our time. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of international politics, military history and all readers interested in the future of NATO and international security.

The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity ManagementThe Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management

This is reflected in this radically updated third edition, with exciting and helpful new content from new and innovative contributors and new case studies bringing the book right up to the minute.

Author: Andrew Hiles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470670149


Page: 798

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With a pedigree going back over ten years, The DefinitiveHandbook of Business Continuity Management can rightly claim tobe a classic guide to business risk management and contingencyplanning, with a style that makes it accessible to all businessmanagers. Some of the original underlying principles remain thesame – but much has changed. This is reflected in thisradically updated third edition, with exciting and helpful newcontent from new and innovative contributors and new case studiesbringing the book right up to the minute. This book combines over 500 years of experience from leadingBusiness Continuity experts of many countries. It is presented inan easy-to-follow format, explaining in detail the core BCactivities incorporated in BS 25999, Business ContinuityGuidelines, BS 25777 IT Disaster Recovery and other standards andin the body of knowledge common to the key business continuityinstitutes. Contributors from America, Asia Pacific, Europe, China, Indiaand the Middle East provide a truly global perspective, bringingtheir own insights and approaches to the subject, sharing bestpractice from the four corners of the world. We explore and summarize the latest legislation, guidelines andstandards impacting BC planning and management and explain theirimpact. The structured format, with many revealing case studies,examples and checklists, provides a clear roadmap, simplifying andde-mystifying business continuity processes for those new to itsdisciplines and providing a benchmark of current best practice forthose more experienced practitioners. This book makes a massive contribution to the knowledge base ofBC and risk management. It is essential reading for all businesscontinuity, risk managers and auditors: none should be withoutit.

Closer NeighboursCloser Neighbours

... measures to combat international and organised crime , competence in policy
on asylum and migration , and emergency services to deal with accidents and
disasters . ... The intention is to increase aid for Russia , including Kaliningrad .


Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 928930796X


Page: 56

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Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent StatesRussia and the Commonwealth of Independent States

The Russian prime minister is virtually a co-chairman of the Committee for the
Management of the Economy, which is ... But the situation in the republics and
the Soviet Union as a whole is so grave that emergency measures are perfectly ...
forming a united market and conducting a coordinated economic policy as an
indispensable condition of overcoming the crisis. ... and other programs (
including programs to eliminate the consequences of natural disasters and
catastrophes) that are ...

Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 1563246376


Page: 866

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A mammoth volume on the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), assembling major accords and protocols that form the institutional framework of the Commonwealth, key political statements by leaders of CIS member states, coverage of CIS responses to internal crises, and a detailed chronology of developments in the early years of the CIS's existence, plus color maps and statistics. Introductory notes to each group of documents supply historical background and highlight the inner dynamics of the CIS. An introduction places the dissolution of the USSR and the development of the CIS in a larger historical and geopolitical context. Includes contacts of CIS embassies and consulates in the US. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Meta Geopolitics of Outer SpaceMeta Geopolitics of Outer Space

Russia remains highly interested in international cooperation in space, but seeks
to keep control over the partnerships it selects and ... Russia is looking for new
markets for its space assets and services, and is increasingly turning towardsAsia
.305 At the ... In addition to supporting international legally binding instruments,
Russia is favourable to the rules ofthe road ... Earth remote sensing capabilities
to monitoring environmental change, forecasting and managing natural disasters,

Author: N. Al-Rodhan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137016652


Page: 276

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Al-Rodhan sheds new light on the debate about the geopolitics of outer space, going beyond applying traditional International Relations approaches to space power and security by introducing a multidimensional spatial framework. The meta-geopolitics framework includes space and expands classical power considerations to cover seven state capacities.

Disaster and Trauma An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America Disaster and Trauma An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

The LAUSD's response was to create the first district-wide crisis intervention team
in the nation, which evolved into a model for ... A policy crisis intervention bulletin
described the need to identify and train multidisciplinary crisis team members ...
attack on a secondary school in Beslan, Russia, that children in schools could be
the intended targets of terrorism. In 2001, the US Department of Education
OSDFS created Project SERV (School Emergency Response to Violence), which

Author: Stephen J Cozza

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323289924


Page: 281

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An overview of childhood traumatic exposures and their impact for health care providers - child and adolescent psychiatrists, general psychiatrists, other pediatric behavioral health providers and primary care clinicians - is presented. Most clinicians are unaware that children in the United States are exposed to trauma frequently, either as a single occurrence, or through repeated events. These exposures result in neurobiological, developmental and clinical sequelae that can undermine children's health and well-being. This issue describes the multiple types of traumatic exposures and their sequelae, methods of screening and assessment, and principles of effective prevention and clinical treatment. The volume highlights areas of particular relevance to children, such as natural disasters, war, domestic violence, school and community violence, sexual victimization, and complex trauma. Each is differentiated as a unique trauma, requiring trauma-informed systems of care to effectively meet the needs of the exposed population. Since traumatic exposure results in added risk to child well-being, the third section of the volume describes strategies for primary prevention (e.g. violence prevention) and risk mitigation (e.g. skill and resilience building strategies), as well as reviews evidence based treatments for trauma-induced clinical disorders.

Early Warning Systems for Natural Disaster ReductionEarly Warning Systems for Natural Disaster Reduction

Written for a broad audience this book offers a comprehensive account of early warning systems for hydro meteorological disasters such as floods and storms, and for geological disasters such as earthquakes.

Author: Jochen Zschau

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540679626


Page: 834

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Written for a broad audience this book offers a comprehensive account of early warning systems for hydro meteorological disasters such as floods and storms, and for geological disasters such as earthquakes. One major theme is the increasingly important role in early warning systems played by the rapidly evolving fields of space and information technology. The authors, all experts in their respective fields, offer a comprehensive and in-depth insight into the current and future perspectives for early warning systems. The text is aimed at decision-makers in the political arena, scientists, engineers and those responsible for public communication and dissemination of warnings.

Urban Climate Change CrossroadsUrban Climate Change Crossroads

In response to this problem , the OEM , the acronym of the Office of Emergency
Management of New York City , which has the responsibility to plan for
emergency eventualities , be they attacks or floods ... affected areas , provide
emergency shelter , food and water , medical care , communications , and other
immediate post - disaster measures . ... The multinational companies , coming
from Asia , India , Russia , China and United States , have changed the decision -
making process in ...

Author: Richard Plunz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754679993


Page: 172

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Based on a major international forum held in Rome in 2008, this volume brings together leading climate change experts from an array of fields to engage holistically with the climate change discourse as it shifts from mitigation to adaptation, with particular attention to the urban environment. It is a pioneering effort to broaden the discursive field, and is likely to remain a landmark study on the subject for a generation.

A Companion to Moral AnthropologyA Companion to Moral Anthropology

In Disasters, Relief and the Media. Wantage: S. Kingston ... Disasters: The
Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management 33(4): 608–628. Duffield,
Mark ... Gray, Patty A. (2011) Looking “The Gift” in the Mouth: Russia as Donor. ...
Harrell-Bond, Barbara (1986) Imposing Aid: Emergency Assistance to Refugees.
Oxford: ...

Author: Didier Fassin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118290583


Page: 664

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A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics

Harper sHarper s

It U not forgotten, however, that the Russians have during the winter added very
greatly to the defenses of the ... strong terms to the indisputable fact that England
has lost prestige by the war, that she has proved unequal to the emergency, and
... He attributed the disasters of the war partly to the reckless manner in which
merit is overlooked in public employments, and ... it as an attempt to overthrow
the Government, and as an unconstitutional interference in the management of
the war.

Author: Henry Mills Alden


ISBN: STANFORD:36105007119303



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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and ArtThe Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

Order and freedom , however , against the prevailing policy ; and it would almost
seem that the fairest hope for the Ionian ... is too apt to rest satisfied with ideas
that admit of more exmend us to Her Majesty's Ministers to find out how to set
citing treatment at the ... The other and that something must be done to meet the
emergency ... Russia herself Museum over the new Institution of Natural History
at South Kenis said to have declined , with strange moderation , a responsibility
sington .



ISBN: UIUC:30112056599936



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Developing Next Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat PreventionDeveloping Next Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat Prevention

Ideal for policy makers, IT professionals, engineers, NGO operators, and graduate students, this book provides an in-depth look into the threats facing modern society and the methods to avoid them.

Author: Dawson, Maurice

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522507048


Page: 428

View: 496

In the modern world, natural disasters are becoming more commonplace, unmanned systems are becoming the norm, and terrorism and espionage are increasingly taking place online. All of these threats have made it necessary for governments and organizations to steel themselves against these threats in innovative ways. Developing Next-Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat Prevention provides relevant theoretical frameworks and empirical research outlining potential threats while exploring their appropriate countermeasures. This relevant publication takes a broad perspective, from network security, surveillance, reconnaissance, and physical security, all topics are considered with equal weight. Ideal for policy makers, IT professionals, engineers, NGO operators, and graduate students, this book provides an in-depth look into the threats facing modern society and the methods to avoid them.


In this book, the editors, with 25 notable contributors, expand the knowledge of crisis management, focusing on case studies of high-profile events that have occurred in recent history.

Author: Uriel Rosenthal

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398083045


Page: 366

View: 918

In this book, the editors, with 25 notable contributors, expand the knowledge of crisis management, focusing on case studies of high-profile events that have occurred in recent history. Part One of the text aims at theoretical development through empirical case studies and also postulates a crisis typology and charts specific theoretical and administrative challenges. The 'case bank,' which comprises the bulk of the book, is presented in four additional sections. The first deals with the development of crises and compares the infamous Watts riots with the 1992 L.A. riots. It also analyzes the fragmented and complex international environment that allowed the 'safe area' in Bosnia to be overrun by Bosnian Serbs in 1995. The final chapter chronicles the incredible human costs of mismanaged crisis in the Rwanda massacres in 1994. The second section explores the many decisional dilemmas that confront crisis managers. Cases include the fire at the Piper Alpha oil rig; the 1999 Turkish earthquakes; the Eindhoven, Holland plane crash; and crisis management of the Mad Cow epidemic disease in the U.K. The third section explores the long-term dimensions of crises and crisis management and particularly the development of national traumas such as the assassination of Sweden's Prime Minister Olaf Palme in 1986, the 1992 Amsterdam air crash, and the TWA flight 800 disaster in 1996. The final section shifts focus to future scenarios such as speculative information technology disasters, potentially devastating viral epidemics, deteriorating environmental and societal conditions in Russia, the southwest U.S. coming water shortage, and the outlook for Japan, one of the worldÂ’s most disaster-prone countries. Summarizing the research findings of the past decade, the authors describe patterns in the paths toward crises, the dilemmas and coping mechanisms that emerge during the thick of crisis, and, very importantly, the pathways that lead away from crisis.

Electronic GovernmentElectronic Government

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 16th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2017, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in September 2017, in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on ...

Author: Marijn Janssen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319646770


Page: 422

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 16th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2017, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in September 2017, in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on eParticipation, ePart 2017. The 34 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 74 submissions. The papers are clustered under the following topical sections: Smart Governance, Government and Cities; Service delivery; Organizational aspects; Infrastructures; Big and Open Linked Data; Open Government; and Evaluation.