1st Edition

Ecological Risks and Disasters - New Experiences in China and Europe

ISBN 9781138476899
Published January 30, 2018 by Routledge
206 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Climate change, and also other factors, are capable of bringing about major disasters on a scale hitherto unimaginable. Ecological and other risks, besides having scientific and technological dimensions, are also a subject of study for social scientists, concerned with how disasters and potential disasters are noticed, perceived, guarded against, managed once they have occurred, and coped with after they have happened. This book considers a range of ecological risks and disasters and how they are managed in both China and Europe. It examines how far risks and disasters are perceived and managed in different ways in Europe and China, explores how an increasing humanitarian approach to "vulnerable people" being taken up in Europe is also being adopted in China, and assesses how far the management of disasters differs from wider government management of more ordinary aspects of everyday life. The book argues that the same stresses and strains which are present in normal society are there also, in enhanced form, in disaster situations.

Table of Contents

Part I Risks, Disasters and Crisis  1. Collective Risks and Crises: From the Extraordinary to the Ordinary, Claude Gilbert  2. The Structure and Change of Social Trust during Post-disaster Reconstruction: An Example of  Wenchuan Earthquake-affected Population, Zhao Yandong and Shi Changhui  3. A Study on the Internal Generation Mechanism of the Post-disaster Reconstruction—Case Analysis of Villages and Towns Surrounding Mianzhu Aftrer Wenchuan Earthquake in China, Luo Hongguang and Liu Zhengai  Part II Risks, Spatial and Social Differentiation  4. Risks, Planning and Socio-spatio-temporal Differentiation, Valerie November  5. Knowledge, Trust, Risk Perception, and Acceptance: A Sociological Analysis on Public Acceptance of GM Crops in China, He Guang-xi, Zhao Yan-dong, Zhang Wen-xia and Xue Pin  6. Towards a Cosmopolitical Perspective on Environmental Justice and Citizens’  Right of the City, Guillaume Faburel  7. The path-dependent Development of Dutch Flood Risk Management, Sander Meijerink  Part III Spaces, Life Exposed and New Inequalities  8. The Moral Side of Disaster: Religion and Post-quake Recognition Regimes in Java, Loïs Bastide  9. Reducing Double Risks in Ecological Degradation and Poverty-- A Research on Ecological Migration in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of China, Li Peilin and Wang Xiaoyi  10. Life Exposed, Inequalities and Moral Economies in Post-disaster Societies: China, Japan, Indonesia, Laurence Roulleau-Berger  Part IV Risks, Disasters and Mobilizations  11. A Bottom-up Counterpart Assistance for Revitalization of Community after Great East Japan Earthquake: A Case of a Volunteer Network ‘Team North Rias’ Supporting Noda Village, Motohiko Nagata  12. Dwelling in Polluted Places: How Issues about Health Risks are Raised, Avoided or Kept Silent in Two Southern French Towns, Christelle Gramaglia  13. Drought risk in Ordos of China: Social Causes and Social Responses, Xun Lili

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Li Peilin is a Professor of Sociology at, and Vice President of, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China 

Laurence Roulleau-Berger is Research Director at CNRS, École Nationale Supérieur de Lyon, France