ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

ReconstructionSubscribe to Reconstruction

Contextualising Disaster Aftermath

Epicentre to Aftermath: Rebuilding and Remembering in the Wake of Nepal’s Earthquakes edited by Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, and Stefanie Lotter, Cambridge University Press, 2021; pp xviii + 464, £90 (hardcover).
 

Brutal Wars and a Malevolent Peace

The cost of a botched peace in Iraq would be even higher than the price of a bloody war. The world community has to decide how best it can hold the US accountable for its crimes in Iraq. The alternative - acquiescence in the hit and run strategy that the US has raised to a fine art in the last few decades - would be an unaffordable luxury in the current state of international relations.

Gujarat : Earthquake Plan Prepared in Haste

The rehabilitation package, prepared in unhealthy haste by the government, is based on conventional bureaucratic understanding and interpretation of people's needs and priorities. While it is incredibly vocal about estimates of damage, the specific delivery mechanisms are unclear. Also, it completely ignores the problems of economic rehabilitation of the survivors.

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