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Mapping vulnerability : disasters, development and people

Author: Greg Bankoff
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Raging floods, massive storms and cataclysmic earthquakes: every year up to 340 million people are affected by these and other disasters, which cause loss of life and damage to personal property,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Bankoff
ISBN: 1853839647 9781853839641 1853839639 9781853839634
OCLC Number: 609905996
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [212] - 232.
Description: XIX, 236 Seiten : Diagramme, Karten ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Mapping Vulnerability * Theorizing Vulnerability in a Globalized World: A Political Ecological Perspective * The Historical Geography of Disaster: 'Vulnerability' and 'Local Knowledge' in Western Discourse * The Need for Rethinking the Concepts of Vulnerability and Risk from a Holistic Perspective: A Necessary Review and Criticism for Effective Risk Management * Complexity and Diversity: Unlocking Social Domains of Disaster Response * The Lower Lempa River Valley, El Salvador: Risk Reduction and Development Project * El Ni o Events, Forecasts and Decision-making * Vulnerable Regions versus Vulnerable People: An Ethiopian Case Study * From Vulnerability to Empowerment * Progress in Analysis of Social Vulnerability and Capacity * Vulnerability Reduction: A Task for the Vulnerable People Themselves * Macro-economic Concepts of Vulnerability: Dynamics, Complexity and Public Policy * Gendering Vulnerability Analysis: Towards a More Nuanced Approach * Assessment of Capability and Vulnerability * Conclusion: Vulnerability Analysis as a Means of Strengthening Policy Formulation and Policy Practice * Notes * References * Index
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"Hazards are natural, disasters are not. Social processes generally result in unequal exposure to risk by making some people more disaster-prone than others. This book explores aspects of Read more...

 
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