Post disaster reconstruction in Taiwan

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Post disaster recovery and reconstruction has become a big challenge to the Government and communities, in particular in terms of shelter and resettlement. Emergency management related laws were only enacted after the year 2000 after the deadly earthquake in Jiji (1999) and have been through a further revision after Typhoon Morakot (2009).

The aim of this chapter is to evaluate the post disaster response strategies. The objectives include, (1) to investigate the development of disaster management systems in Taiwan; (2) to provide an extensive understanding of post disaster reconstruction arrangements in Taiwan by using the case of post-Morakot reconstruction programmes; and (3) to provide recommendations to policies and theories which might benefit similar countries or areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian Law in Disasters
Subtitle of host publicationToward a human-centred recovery
EditorsYuka Kaneko, Katsumi Matsuoka, Toshihisa Toyoda
Place of PublicationOxon
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-93063-6, 978-1-315-68032-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Asian
  • Taiwan
  • Disaster
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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