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Vulnerability and Resilience to Natural Hazards

Vulnerability and Resilience to Natural Hazards

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  • Editors:
  • Sven Fuchs, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  • Thomas Thaler, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Sven Fuchs, Thomas Thaler, Alexander Fekete, Burrell Montz, Tim Frazier, Laura Siebeneck, Christopher Burton, Samuel Rufat, Eric Tate, Brenden Jongman, Maria Papathoma-Köhle, Christopher T. Emrich, Graham A. Tobin, Anna Bozza, Domenico Asprone, Gaetano Manfredi, Gérard Hutter, Daniel F. Lorenz, Carlos Dionisio Pérez Blanco, David Adamson, Adam Loch; Samuel D. Brody, Kayode Atoba, Susan Cutter
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  • Publication planned for: February 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107154896

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  • In recent years there has been growing recognition that disaster risk cannot be reduced by focusing solely on physical hazards without considering factors that influence socio-economic impact. Vulnerability: the susceptibility to the damaging impacts of hazards, and resilience: the ability to recover, have become popular concepts in natural hazard and risk management. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts of vulnerability and resilience and their application to natural hazards research. With contributions from both physical and social scientists it provides an interdisciplinary discussion of the different types of vulnerability and resilience, the links between them, and concludes with the remaining challenges and future directions of the field. Examining global case studies from the US coast to Austria, this is a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students working in natural hazard and risk reduction from both the natural and social sciences.

    • Key concepts and methods are concisely summarised at the end of each chapter
    • Each chapter includes examples from case studies and/or proposed approaches to provide actionable guidance
    • The book brings together authors from a range of academic backgrounds to provide a broad, multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art overview of this topic
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    • Publication planned for: February 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107154896
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2018
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Sven Fuchs and Thomas Thaler
    2. Vulnerability: an introduction Alexander Fekete and Burrell Montz
    3. Physical vulnerability Sven Fuchs, Tim Frazier and Laura Siebeneck
    4. Social vulnerability Christopher Burton, Samuel Rufat and Eric Tate
    5. Economic vulnerability Thomas Thaler and Brenden Jongman
    6. Institutional vulnerability Maria Papathoma-Köhle and Thomas Thaler
    7. Resilience: an introduction Christopher T. Emrich and Graham A. Tobin
    8. Physical resilience Anna Bozza, Domenico Asprone and Gaetano Manfredi
    9. Social resilience Gérard Hutter and Daniel F. Lorenz
    10. Economic resilience Carlos Dionisio Pérez Blanco, David Adamson and Adam Loch
    11. Institutional resilience Samuel D. Brody and Kayode Atoba
    12. Linkages between vulnerability and resilience Susan Cutter
    13. Synthesis and conclusion Sven Fuchs and Thomas Thaler.

  • Editors

    Sven Fuchs, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
    Sven Fuchs is a senior researcher at the Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering at the University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna. His research interests include high-mountain geomorphology, mountain hazard risk management, the study of coupled human-environment systems and vulnerability assessment for natural hazards. His research has taken him to the mountain regions of Europe, Southeast Asia, Central Africa and the Russian Federation.

    Thomas Thaler, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
    Thomas Thaler is a research fellow at the Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He is interested in policy issues in flood risk management in different European countries. His research focuses on risk governance and natural hazards in Europe, with particular emphasis on questions relating to the design and effectiveness of governance systems.

    Contributors

    Sven Fuchs, Thomas Thaler, Alexander Fekete, Burrell Montz, Tim Frazier, Laura Siebeneck, Christopher Burton, Samuel Rufat, Eric Tate, Brenden Jongman, Maria Papathoma-Köhle, Christopher T. Emrich, Graham A. Tobin, Anna Bozza, Domenico Asprone, Gaetano Manfredi, Gérard Hutter, Daniel F. Lorenz, Carlos Dionisio Pérez Blanco, David Adamson, Adam Loch; Samuel D. Brody, Kayode Atoba, Susan Cutter

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