Disaster Risk Reduction and the Global System [electronic resource] : Ruminations on a Way Forward / by Michael Gordy
- SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies, 2213-784X
- Introduction -- Underlying Risk Factors -- The Social Construction of Risk -- Development and Risk -- The Poverty-Disaster Risk Nexus -- Global Capitalism and Disaster Risk -- Political Will and Governance -- The Importance of Extensive Risk -- The Invisibility of Risks -- Urbanization and Land Use -- Agribusiness and Food Security -- Environmental Degradation -- Climate Change as a Magnifier and Meta-disaster -- Conclusion. .
- This short manuscript is both a distillation of some of the latest work on disaster risk reduction and an interpretation of this distillation from the author's political economic perspective. It is based on information found in the flagship reports on disaster risk reduction of the United Nations. The book sums up and interprets issues of disaster risk reduction and makes them accessible to professional and non-professional readers alike, including governmental policy makers.
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