Vulnerability analysis, livelihoods and disasters
Cannon, T. (2006) Vulnerability analysis, livelihoods and disasters. In: RISK21 - Coping with Risks Due to Natural Hazards in the 21st Century. Taylor & Francis, London, UK, pp. 41-50. ISBN 978-0-415-40172-2 (hbk)Full text not available from this repository.
There is a dangerous tendency to focus on the natural hazard that triggers disasters. Instead, disaster preparedness must emphasise the need to reduce people's vulnerability (and increase their capacity to resist hazard impacts). Unfortunately, the term vulnerability is now so widely used that it is becoming meaningless and devalued. This paper shows how vulnerability analysis can be used to be very specific about five key components that generate people's level of exposure to hazard risks. These five components - livelihood strength; well-being and base-line status; self-protection, social protection and governance - are the basis for a disaster preparedness approach that aims to protect and strengthen livelihoods.
|Item Type:||Conference Proceedings|
|Title of Proceedings:||RISK21 - Coping with Risks Due to Natural Hazards in the 21st Century|
|Additional Information:|| Paper included in RISK21 - Coping with Risks due to Natural Hazards in the 21st Century: Proceedings of the RISK21 Workshop, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, 28 November - 3 December 2004.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||natural hazard, disasters, disaster preparedness, vulnerability, livelihood strength, self-protection, social protection, governance|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > School of Humanities & Social Sciences
|Last Modified:||20 Mar 2012 09:56|
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