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City evacuations: their pedagogy and the need for an inter-disciplinary approach

Preston, J and Kolokitha, M (2015) 'City evacuations: their pedagogy and the need for an inter-disciplinary approach.' In: Preston, J and Binner, J and Branicki, L and Galla, T and Jones, N and King, J and Kolokitha, M and Smyrnakis, M, (eds.) City evacuations: an interdisciplinary approach. Springer, 1 - 20. ISBN 9783662438770

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Abstract

We consider an overview of city evacuation policy with particular reference to the United Kingdom and using a conceptual framework which considers evacuations and invacuations to be pedagogical. Taking an historical perspective, with a focus on the United Kingdom, the chapter considers the reasons for a gradual move from a policy of city evacuation in WWII towards an ‘invacuation’ policy in the Cold War. It then explores more recent policies of ‘flexible response’ to a range of contingencies with mixed invacution / evacuation policies being proposed. We illustrate this with an examination of websites for evacuation / invacuation preparedness in UK cities. Recent trends in mobility, social media and communication technologies present increasing interdisciplinary problems for evacuation modelling.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21082

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