Alumni Book: Julia Nevárez
Governing Disaster in Urban Environments: Climate Change Preparation and Adaption after Hurricane Sandy
(Lexington Books, 2018)
Governing Disaster in Urban Environments: Climate Change Preparation and Adaption after Hurricane Sandy is a comprehensive account of relevant debates, conceptualizations, and practical considerations for the governance of disaster at multiple scales. In this interdisciplinary work, Nevárez uses the example of Hurricane Sandy to analyze the complex phenomenon of climate change and its effects on flood-prone areas. Drawing on the notion of the anthropocene and discourse on resiliency, Nevárez discusses alternative methods of recovery after climate-induced disasters. Nevárez analyzes international climate agreements and neoliberal policies based on austerity measures to highlight the need to secure cooperation from the international community in order to ensure environmental security on a global scale, including communities of solidarity.
Nevárez graduated from The Graduate Center in 1999 with a Ph.D. in psychology. She is currently an assistant professor and sociology coordinator at Kean University.
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Submitted on: APR 9, 2019
Category: Alumni News | Environmental