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The Spatial Dimension of Risk : How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes.

Author: Detlef Müller-Mahn
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Earthscan Risk in Society.
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Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and state failure. Case studies range from the Congo to Central Asia, from tsunami in Japan and civil war affected areas in Sri  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Detlef Müller-Mahn
ISBN: 9781136271304 1136271309 9780203109595 0203109597
OCLC Number: 823387045
Description: 1 online resource (260 pages).
Contents: 1. Space matters! Impacts for risk governance / Andreas Klinke --
2. Riskscapes: the spatial dimensions of risk / Jonathan Everts --
3. The place for space in risk research: the example of discourse analysis approaches / Karl-Michael Hoferl --
4. Risk, space and system theory: communication and management of natural hazards / Julia Mayer --
5. The certainty of uncertainty: topographies of risk and landscapes of fear in Sri Lanka's civil war / Benedikt Korf --
6. Anxiety and risk: pandemics in the twenty-first century / Jonathan Everts --
7. Ungovemed territories: the construction of spaces of risk in the ẁar on terrorism' / Conrad Schetter --
8. Spaces of risk and cultures of resilience: HIV/AIDS and adherence in Botswana / Fred Kruger --
9. Risk as a technology of power: FRONTEX as an example of the de-politicization of EU migration regimes / Judith Miggelbrink --
10. The impossible site? Understanding risk and its geographies in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo / Martin Doevenspeck --
11. Boundary-making as a strategy for risk reduction in conflict-prone spaces / Hermann Kreutzmann --
12. Bethinking oneself of the risk of (physical) geography / Barbara Zahnen --
13. Space and time: coupling dimensions in natural hazard risk management? / Margreth Keiler --
14. Making sense of the spatial dimensions of risk / Martin Doevenspeck.
Series Title: Earthscan Risk in Society.
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