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dc.contributor.authorCannon, Terryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-26T07:40:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-26T07:40:38Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-080-7en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45089-
dc.description.abstractThe concepts vulnerability, resilience and community are widely used and abused in the literature on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction. This paper seeks to bring greater rigour in their use. In particular, vulnerability must be understood as a set of socioeconomic conditions that are identifiable in relation to particular hazard risks, and therefore perform a predictive role that can assist in risk reduction. Resilience is often confused as a concept, sometimes seen as the inverse of vulnerability, and by others as an independent quality. These confusions may be especially relevant in the context of §policy for disaster risk reduction at the scale of community. Here there is often an idealized notion of community as undifferentiated and unproblematic.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.34en_US
dc.subject.jelQ54en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordvulnerabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordresilienceen_US
dc.subject.keywordcommunityen_US
dc.subject.keywordnatural hazardsen_US
dc.subject.keyworddisasteren_US
dc.titleReducing people's vulnerability to natural hazards communities and resilienceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571444865en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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