Social vulnerability to natural hazards

Tapsell, Sue M., McCarthy, Simon ORCID logoORCID:, Faulkner, Hazel P., Alexander, Meghan, Steinführer, Annet, Kuhlicke, Christian, Brown, S., Walker, Gordon, Pellizzoni, Luigi, Scolobig, Anna, De Marchi, Bruna, Bianchizza, Chiara, Supramaniam, Meera and Kallis, Giorgios (2010) Social vulnerability to natural hazards. Project Report. European Commission. . [Monograph]

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This report examines social vulnerability, how it might be understood in the context of natural hazards in Europe, and how social vulnerability can be addressed to increase social capacity. The report is a key deliverable from Work Package 4 of the CapHaz-Net FP7 project. The objective of the report is to review the existing ‘state of the art’ literature on social vulnerability, and particularly that within the Europe, including both academic and practitioner literature. In addition the report will examine how the concept of social vulnerability, and approaches to measuring it, have been or could be applied to natural hazards. Along with the literature review, three empirical examples written by members of the research team have been included from past natural hazard events to illustrate particular approaches to studying social vulnerability, and to raise some key issues in our understanding of the concept.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: Report for the EC FP7 Caphaz-Net Project (Social Capacity Builing for Natural Hazards: Towards More Resilient Societies)
Deliverable Report D 4.1 of the EC FP7 Cap-Haz Net Project Work Package 4
Keywords (uncontrolled): Social vulnerability Natural hazards
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 16281
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Depositing User: Sue Tapsell
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 15:46
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 01:13

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