Vulnerability and disasters


  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Versus Disaster Risk Creation (DRC).

    PLoS Currents Disasters.
    June 7.
    Public Library of Science, San Fransisco & Cambridge, UK.
    With Ilan Kelman
  • Cultures, contra-cultures and vulnerabilities

    Cultures and Disasters Conference 2011
    Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)
    University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • Is “fear itself” the only thing we have to fear?

    Explorations of psychology in perceptions of the vulnerability of others
    2011-3, pp 89-103.
    The Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies
    (with Ilan Kelman and Sarah A V Lewis).
  • Vulnerability, fear, denial and the social geography of risk

    Invited Paper delivered at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa, Jeffrey’s Bay.
    Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa
  • Places, people and perpetuity: Community capacities in ecologies of catastrophe

    ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 9/2 pp191-220.
    (with Ilan Kelman)
  • The artist as witness: Zainul Abedin and the Bengal Famine of 1943

    RADIX 18.1.09

  • The Creation of Cultures of Risk

    Political and commercial decisions as causes of vulnerability for others
    An Anthology. September
  • Continuum or Contiguum? Development for survival and vulnerability reduction

    Paper presented: Session VI: Disaster and Development - a vital connection
    5th ESA Conference Helsinki September
  • Development in Disaster-prone Places: Studies in Vulnerability

    IT Publications, London
    Electronic format forthcoming (Practical Action March 2013)

    Includes five case studies of vulnerability description and analysis:

    • Volcano in Tonga
    • Some perspectives on natural disaster vulnerability in Tonga
    • A multi-hazard history of Antigua
    • Vulnerability to a cyclone: Damage distribution in Sri Lanka
    • Change, and vulnerability to a natural hazard: Chiswell, Dorset.
  • Vulnerability reduction, Survival and Sustainability: What kind of Development ?

    Seminar: Civil Strife and Relief: Within the Context of the Continuum from Relief to Development
    Institute of Social Studies, The Hague