Alternatives for sustained disaster risk reduction

Jean-Christophe Gaillard, Ben Wisner, Djillali Benouar, Terry Cannon, Lawrence Creton, Julie Dekens, Maureen Fordham, Claude Gilbert, Kenneth Hewitt, Ilan Kelman, Allan Lavell, Julie Morin, Abdoulaye N’Diaye, Phil O'Keefe, Anthony Oliver-Smith, Cecile Quesada, Sandrine Revet, Karen Sudmeier-Rieux, Pauline Texier, Cloé Vallette

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Abstract

The daily media is filled with images of catastrophic events which seem increasingly frequent and violent In parallel there are a large range of scientific studies debates in the policy arena, and a growing number of international institutions focused on disaster reduction. But a paradox remains that despite advances in technology, disasters continue to increase, affecting many individuals in rich as well as poor countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-88
JournalHuman Geography
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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