Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies

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Centre for Disaster Management

Disaster Management is emerging globally as a full-fledged academic discipline. In the backdrop of its evolution from the practitioner’s domain, its boundaries have been permeable. People from diverse backgrounds- including relief workers, engineers, social scientists, or medical professionals -have worked in disaster management. This in turn has also facilitated the growth of disaster management as a substantive field. However, as a field of practice, it demands specialisation to meet with the dynamic challenges posed by not only conventionally categorised disasters but new ones not viewed traditionally as disasters. Simultaneously it also requires theorization to make sense of diverse practices, procedures ...

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Centre for Disasters and Development

Besides natural hazards, conflicts, depletion of natural resources and forced migration and malnutrition are experienced as disasters by many communities. Interrogating the notion of a disaster, this Centre positions its academic work within the larger geo-political context and focuses on research that examines how larger processes of development, often shaped by dominant forces within developed countries impinge upon and influence the way financial support, both in the form of aid and loans by multi-lateral institutions (such as the World Bank, ADB or even the UN) has long term implications for most countries. How is development conceived or imagined? What forms ...

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Centre for Geo Informatics

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