Home > Books > Vulnerability, Risks, and Complexity
Vulnerability, Risks, and Complexity
View PDF

Vulnerability, Risks, and Complexity

Publication Year: 2012
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Kabisch; Kunath; Schweizer-Ries; Steinführer
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing GmbH
ISBN: 978-0-889-37435-5
  • Description
  • Details
  • Collections

Offers state-of-the-art research on the interrelations between the social, built, and natural environments.

This book is useful to scholars in cross-cutting areas of urban, hazard, planning, governance, and sustainability research in relation to socio-psychological perspectives. Readers benefit from new theoretical as well as empirically based research findings in the emerging field of social-science vulnerability studies.

The contributions in this volume cover six broad research fields:

• Reflections on vulnerability and risks in complex environments
• Coping with climate change and natural hazards
• Social dimensions of vulnerability and risks
• Participation and strategies of risk reduction
• Strengthening pro-environmental behavior
• Place making and urban design

The volume includes papers investigating human habitats within a variety of settlement structures and settings that are negatively affected by extreme weather events, natural hazards, infectious diseases, contaminations, or crime; as well as empirical case studies describing ways to strengthen environmentally sound behavior and how people behave in specific conditions, e.g., in post-disaster settlements. The focus of the book is on the necessity of studying vulnerability, risks, and complexity as expressions of the impact that global change has on human habitats. These include not only climate and hazard impacts but also new sociodemographic trends and regional economic developments that influence people’s quality of life and their capacities to cope with global change.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing GmbH
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Kabisch; Kunath; Schweizer-Ries; Steinführer
  • ISBN: 978-0-889-37435-5
  • Specialty:
    Ecology
    Environmental Sciences
    Psychology
    Sociology
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st Ed.
  • Pages: 322
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2012

Vulnerability, Risks, and Complexity is included in the following Collections:

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas This award-winning human anatomy general reference is a 3D visualization and learning tool used to interact with and explore the systems of the human body.
JOTM
PsycINFO® A comprehensive international bibliographic database, PsycINFO® provides access to more than 4 million citations in 29 languages.
JOTM
Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants The JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants is an academic resource that delivers ongoing orthopaedic education for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
JOTM
Harvard Review of Psychiatry Founded by the Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry, this is the authoritative source for scholarly reviews and perspectives on important topics in psychiatry.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
Orthopaedic Basic Science: Foundations of Clinical Practice, 4th Edition
Concise and clinically relevant resource for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and conditions.

AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review, 2nd Edition
Offers sweeping coverage of core orthopaedic knowledge that spans the spectrum of the orthopaedic specialties.