Post-disaster reconstruction : policies, performance and politics ; a comparative study of three states in India
The study compares evidence from the major reconstruction programs undertaken in three states in India after catastrophic disasters: Maharashtra earthquake (1993), Gujarat earthquake (2001) and Asian tsunami in Tamil Nadu (2004). It poses the central question: why, within the same broad political, social, economic and cultural framework, did some reconstruction programs go beyond pre-impact restoration to build back better? I argue that post-disaster reconstruction is a political process in...[Show more]
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