Human Security and Natural Disasters

Thea Hilhorst, E. Crocetti, Alpaslan Ozerdem

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Human Security
EditorsMary Martin, Taylor Owen
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781315885926
ISBN (Print)9781138183681, 9780415581288
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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