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IS E4 Disaster Management - Reading List

Core Texts:

  • Alexander David, Natural Disasters, UCL Press, London, 1993;

     Library Location 64 ALE

  • Keen, David, Complex Emergencies.   Polity Press, Cambridge, 2007;

     Library Location 64.82 KEE

  • Toft, B. and S. Reynolds, Learning from Disasters: A Management Approach, (2nd Edition) Perpetuity Press, Leicester, 1997. 

     Library Location 641 TOF (Eds.)


Additional Texts:

  • Alexander, David, Principles of Emergency Planning and Management, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006;

     Library Location 641 ALE

  • Anderson, Mary B and Peter J. Woodrow, Rising from the Ashes:  Development Strategies in Times of Disaster, IT Publications, London, 1998;

     Library Location 641 AND

     Library Location 64.3 WIS

  • Cooper, Christopher and Robert Block, Disaster:  Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security, Times Books, New York 2006;
  • Daniels, Ronald J., Donald F. Kettle and Howard Kunreuther, On Risk and Disaster:  Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2006;

     Library Location 641 ONR

  • Department for International Development, Why we need to work more effectively in Fragile States, DFID, London, 2005;
  • Flin, Rhona, Paul O’Connor and Margaret Crichton, Safety at the Sharp End: A Guide to Non-Technical Skills, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2008;

     Library Location 643 FLI

  • HM Government, Emergency Preparedness:  Guidance on Part 1 of the Civil Contingencies Act, 2004, its Associated Regulations and Non-Statutory Arrangements, Emergency Planning College, Easingwold, 2005;
  • HM Government, Emergency Response and Recovery:  Non-Statutory Guidance to complement Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Planning College, Easingwold, 2005;
  • International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCS), The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief, IFRCS, Geneva, 2004;

     Library Location P64.822.1 COD (Eds.)

  • Janz, Mark and Joanna Slead, Complex Humanitarian Emergencies:  Lessons from Practitioners, World Vision, California, 2000;

     Library Location 64.821 COM

  • Joint Evaluation of Emergency Assistance to Rwanda, The International Response to Conflict and Genocide:  Lessons from the Rwanda Experience, Steering Commission of the Joint Evaluation of Emergency Assistance to Rwanda, 1996;

     Library Location 64.822.2 HUM

  • King, David and Alison Cottrell, Communities Living with Hazards, Centre for Disaster Studies, James Book University, 2007;
  • Moore, Tony, Disaster and Emergency Management Systems, British Standards, Institution, London, 2008;

     Library Location 641 MOR

     Library Location 641 TOL

  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD Development Assistance Committee Guidelines on Aid and Development, OECD, Paris, 1994;
  • Quavantelli, E.L. (Ed.), What is a Disaster:  Perspectives on the Question, Routledge, London, 1998;

     Library Location 64 WHA

  • Smith, Keith, Environmental Hazards:  Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, (Revised Ed.), Routledge, London, 2001;

     Library Location 64:643 SMI

  • Tomasine, Rolando and Luk van Wassenhove, Humanitarian Logistics, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2009;

     Library Location 641.3 TOM

  • United States Agency for International Development, Fragile States Strategy, US Agency for International Development, 2005.



Disaster Journal (The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management);

Journal of Refugee Studies;

Journal of Relief and Rehabilitation Network;

Disaster Prevention and Management;

World Disasters Report (IFRCS, annual, 1993-2009/2010).