First, the theoretical examination’s concept is explained and two disaster recovery theories are introduced. Second, the first theory is explained and studied. Third, the second theory is explained and examined*.
The concept is explained as follows:
Figure1 Disaster Recovery Concept
The followings are the two disaster recovery theories used for this study.
１) Theoretical framework 1
Disasters contribute to change, they do so primarily by accelerating trends that are already underway prior to impact ＜Bates et al.（1963）; Bates(1982); Bates and Peacock (1993)＞＜Haas et al.（1977）＞
２) Theoretical framework 2
Disaster Recovery Process is influenced by
① Devoted aid volume from outside society
② Disaster scale
③ Community strength(Social System Strength) ＜Hirose（1982）＞
The first theory is confirmed by some cases. You can see the following figures such as Kanto earthquake, Fukui earthquake, Typhoon Isewan in Japan, and Hurricane Katrina in US.
Figure2 Disaster Recoveries in Japan
Figure3 The Disaster Recovery from Hurricane Katrina in US.
To be continued…………………..
*This is the presentation summary. The presentation was made in 2011 after the tsunami in Japan.