This paper reports on fieldwork in Nepal, which produces a comparison between two communities of their perception and experience of risk. In particular, it explores contrasting ideas of risk governance based upon a community survey as well as in depth interviews with risk and resilience committee members. The paper moves to a tentative conclusion that suggests, in more urban areas the existence of a formal structure embedded in local government is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for disaster risk reduction; in contrast, in rural areas disaster risk reduction discourse is more difficult because of the overwhelming priority of maintaining livelihood security.
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||UK - Southeast Asia Scientists and Practitioners Seminar on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Governance and Emergency Management - Kuala Lumpur|
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …
|Conference||UK - Southeast Asia Scientists and Practitioners Seminar on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Governance and Emergency Management|
|Period||1/01/08 → …|