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Mapping vulnerability : disasters, development, and people

Author: Greg Bankoff; Georg Frerks; Dorothea Hilhorst
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mapping Vulnerability, is essential reading for academics, students, policymakers and practitioners in disaster studies, geography, development studies, economics, environmental studies and sociology."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Aufsatzsammlung
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mapping vulnerability.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2004
(OCoLC)607058292
Online version:
Mapping vulnerability.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2004
(OCoLC)609718312
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Bankoff; Georg Frerks; Dorothea Hilhorst
ISBN: 1853839647 9781853839641 1853839639 9781853839634
OCLC Number: 52057910
Notes: Greg Bankoff is on the academic staff of the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
2 11
Description: xix, 236 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Theorizing vulnerability in a globalized world : a political ecological perspective / Anthony Oliver-Smith --
The historical geography of disaster : 'vulnerability' and 'local knowledge' in western discourse / Greg Bankoff --
The need for rethinking the concepts of vulnerability and risk from a holistic perspective : a necessary review and criticism for effective risk management / Omar D. Cardona --
Complexity and diversity : unlocking social domains of disaster response / Dorothea Hilhorst --
The Lower Lempa River Valley, El Salvador : risk reduction and development project / Allan Lavall --
El Niño events, forecasts and decision-making / Roger S. Pulwarty, Kenneth Broad and Timothy Finan --
Vulnerable regions versus vulnerable people : an Ethiopian case study / Linda Stephen --
From vulnerability to empowerment / Annelies Heijmans --
Progress in analysis of social vulnerability and capacity / Ian Davis --
Vulnerability reduction : a task for the vulnerable people themselves / Zenaida Delica-Willison and Robin Willison --
Macro-economic concepts of vulnerability : dynamics, complexity and public policy / Charlotte Benson --
Gendering vulnerability analysis : towards a more nuanced approach / Maureen Fordham --
Assessment of capability and vulnerability / Ben Wisner --
Vulnerability analysis as a means of strengthening policy formulation and policy practice / Georg Frerks and Stephen Bender.
Responsibility: edited by Greg Bankoff, Georg Frerks, Dorothea Hilhorst.
Local System Bib Number:
u249582
(Sirsi) i9781853839641
(Sirsi) 249582

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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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"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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