Mapping Vulnerability: Disasters, Development and People

Mapping Vulnerability: Disasters, Development and People

by Greg Bankoff, Dorothea Hilhorst, George Frerks
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853839639

ISBN-13: 9781853839634

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Mapping Vulnerability, is essential reading for academics, students, policymakers and practitioners in disaster studies, geography, development studies, economics, environmental studies and sociology.  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853839634
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction: Mapping Vulnerability1
1Theorizing Vulnerability in a Globalized World: A Political Ecological Perspective10
2The Historical Geography of Disaster: 'Vulnerability' and 'Local Knowledge' in Western Discourse25
3The Need for Rethinking the Concepts of Vulnerability and Risk from a Holistic Perspective: A Necessary Review and Criticism for Effective Risk Management37
4Complexity and Diversity: Unlocking Social Domains of Disaster Response52
5The Lower Lempa River Valley, El Salvador: Risk Reduction and Development Project67
6El Nino Events, Forecasts and Decision-making83
7Vulnerable Regions versus Vulnerable People: An Ethiopian Case Study99
8From Vulnerability to Empowerment115
9Progress in Analysis of Social Vulnerability and Capacity128
10Vulnerability Reduction: A Task for the Vulnerable People Themselves145
11Macro-economic Concepts of Vulnerability: Dynamics, Complexity and Public Policy159
12Gendering Vulnerability Analysis: Towards a More Nuanced Approach174
13Assessment of Capability and Vulnerability183
Conclusion: Vulnerability Analysis as a Means of Strengthening Policy Formulation and Policy Practice194
Notes206
References212
Index233

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