This chapter explores the nexus between human security and natural disasters. As of today, the framework of human security has not had much explicit translation in relation to natural disasters. However, as this chapter will elaborate, the framework is highly relevant, and may indeed become more central in the years to come. Human security is an integrative concept that combines ideas on human development, human needs and human rights (Gasper, 2010: 29). This fits well with the current thinking on natural hazards that views disasters as the combined outcome of hazards and vulnerability.
|Title of host publication||Routledge Handbook of Human Security|
|Editors||Mary Martin, Taylor Owen|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138183681, 9780415581288|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|