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The e-book outlines the regulatory atmosphere for catastrophe prevention and administration in wide social, financial and political context. the 1st 1/2 the booklet focuses usually on Japan, specially the ‘3-11’ occasions: the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku zone on eleven March 2011 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy plant radiation leaks. the second one part makes a speciality of america (the basically different Asia-Pacific nation to have skilled a significant nuclear emergency), Indonesia, China, New Zealand, Australia and foreign legislations. One query explored is whether or not socio-legal norms play various roles in combating and dealing with responses to typical mess ups in comparison to ‘man-made’ failures. one other is how ‘disaster legislations’ interacts with society throughout very various societies within the disaster-prone Asia-Pacific sector. The e-book additionally addresses the more and more very important roles performed by means of foreign legislations and nearby regimes for cross-border cooperation in catastrophe prevention and aid, together with the services performed through army forces.

Erudite, pragmatic, and charged with unique, substantive wisdom of an incredible variety of contexts and examine fields, this well timed choice of very important essays at the legislation and society of catastrophe administration stands as an exemplary foreign educational reaction to the failures of eleven March 2011. (Annelise Riles)

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In: Kunreuther H, Useem M (eds) Learning from catastrophes: strategies for reaction and response. com (2007) Survivors grieve for cyclone dead, 19 November 2007. cyclone/. Accessed 5 May 2013 Commonwealth of Australia (2012) Australia in the Asian Century White Paper. au/white-paper. Accessed 29 Apr 2013 Cook H (2013) International nuclear law – nuclear safety, emergency response and nuclear liability. In: Butt S, Nasu H, Nottage L (eds) Asia-Pacific disaster management. Springer, Heidelberg (this volume).

98 20 L. Nottage et al. 104 In a recent careful study of ‘disaster and change in Japan’ after the 3/11 catastrophes, for example, Samuels emphasises that crises world-wide tend to be constructed and manipulated by politicians and other influential stakeholders in society, using recurring narratives—usually to reinforce pre-existing agendas vis-a`-vis their opponents. One common narrative of change in post-disaster situations calls for a ‘reverse course’: restoring ‘traditional values’ and critically reassessing modernity.

In: Kingston J (ed) Natural disaster and nuclear crisis in Japan: response and recovery after Japan’s 3/11. Routledge, London, pp 207–220 Anderson K (2011) The demographics of the triple disaster in Japan. East Asia Forum. http://www. org/2011/05/05/the-demographics-of-the-triple-disaster-in-japan/. Accessed 17 Apr 2013 Aronson B (2013) Corporate governance lessons from TEPCO’s crisis: improving internal information flow and public disclosure in insider-dominated systems. Paper presented at the 4th East Asian Law and Society Conference, Shanghai, 22–23 March 2013 ASEAN (2009) East Asia Summit, Cha-am Hua Hin Statement on EAS Disaster Management, 25 October 2009.

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