Science of Societal Safety

Living at Times of Risks and Disasters
 
 
Springer (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 27. Dezember 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • XV, 227 Seiten
978-981-13-2774-2 (ISBN)
 
This open access book covers comprehensive but fundamental principles and concepts of disaster and accident prevention and mitigation, countermeasures, and recovery from disasters or accidents including treatment and care of the victims. Safety and security problems in our society involve not only engineering but also social, legal, economic, cultural, and psychological issues. The enhancement needed for societal safety includes comprehensive activities of all aspects from precaution to recovery, not only of people but also of governments. In this context, the authors, members of the Faculty of Societal Safety Science, Kansai University, conducted many discussions and concluded that the major strategy is consistent independently of the type and magnitude of disaster or accident, being also the principle of the foundation of our faculty.The topics treated in this book are rather widely distributed but are well organized sequentially to provide a clear understanding of the principles of societal safety. In the first part the fundamental concepts of safety are discussed. The second part deals with risks in the societal and natural environment. Then follows, in the third part, a description of the quantitative estimation of risk and its assessment and management. The fourth part is devoted to disaster prevention, mitigation, and recovery systems. The final, fifth part presents a future perspective of societal safety science.

Thorough reading of this introductory volume of societal safety science provides a clear image of the issues. This is largely because the Japanese have suffered often from natural disasters and not only have gained much valuable information about disasters but also have accumulated a store of experience. We are still in the process of reconstruction from the Great East Japan earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. This book is especially valuable therefore in studying the safety and security of people and their societies.
1st ed. 2019
  • Englisch
  • Singapore
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  • Singapur
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 18 s/w Abbildungen
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  • Bibliographie
  • Höhe: 241 mm
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  • Breite: 158 mm
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  • Dicke: 22 mm
  • 526 gr
978-981-13-2774-2 (9789811327742)
10.1007/978-981-13-2775-9
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Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences, Kansai University ¿In April of 2010, Kansai University opened its Faculty of Safety Science at its new MUSE Campus in Takatsuki, Osaka, to address the safety issues of the 21st century. Undergraduates can choose between two tracks to specialize in the area of natural disasters or choose to concentrate on the field of man-made disasters. Students will be expected to discuss how to minimize and prevent damage created by natural forces and man-made accidents. They will also learn how to create policies and systems that ensure security. The Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences is committed to develop future leaders who will serve in diverse areas of the public and private sectors. Faculty Members http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/Fc_ss/english/staff.html
Part I Human Societies and Societal Safety Sciences.- Chapter 1 What are Societal Safety Sciences.- Chapter 2 Advancement of Scientific Technologies and Human Societies.- Chapter 3 Contemporary Societies and Risk.- Chapter 4 Modern Societies and Establishment of Academia.- Part II Events that Threaten Human and its Societies.- Chapter 5 Human, Nature, and Artificial Products.- Chapter 6 Natural Disasters, Safety, and Security.- Chapter 7 Angles of Social Disasters and Damages.- Chapter 8 Environmental Risks.- Chapter 9 Wars, Crimes, and Terrorism.- Part III Basic Statistics of Risk Analysis.- Chapter 10 Methods in Risk Analysis.- Chapter 11 Risk Management.- Chapter 12 Risk Communication and Disaster Information.- Chapter 13 Crisis Management.- IV Social Mechanisms of Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, and Minimization.- Chapter 14 Public Systems for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, and Minimization.- Chapter 15 Government Activities in Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.- Chapter 16 Civil Systems for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, and Minimization.- Chapter 17 Supporting disaster victims.- Part V For Advancement of Societal Safety Sciences.- Chapter 18 Governance and Forming Agreement for Societal Safety Sciences.- Chapter 19 For Deepening Societal Safety Sciences.
This open access book covers comprehensive but fundamental principles and concepts of disaster and accident prevention and mitigation, countermeasures, and recovery from disasters or accidents including treatment and care of the victims. The principal features are, in reality, consistent throughout disasters and accidents despite the terminology. Safety and security problems in our society involve not only engineering but also social, legal, economic, cultural, and psychological issues. The enhancement needed for societal safety includes comprehensive activities of all aspects from precaution to recovery, not only of people but also of governments. In this context, the authors, members of the Faculty of Societal Safety Science, Kansai University, conducted many discussions and reached a common understanding on almost all aspects of disasters and accidents. That achievement was mainly a result of the valuable experience gained in Japan in often-occurring natural disasters such as the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake, the Great East Japan earthquake, the train derailment by JR West, and the aviation accident at Osutakayama. Reviewing these disasters and accidents, the authors concluded that the major strategy is, as described above, consistent and independent based on the type and magnitude of disaster or accident, which is also the principle of the foundation of our faculty at Kansai University.

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