Yasir, Agha (2009): The Political Economy of Disaster Vulnerability: A Case Study of Pakistan Earthquake 2005.
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Literature on natural hazards typically perceives disasters to be acts of God (or nature) while restricting the examination of their causes to biophysical and geographical explanations. This paper takes a different approach; first, it argues that disasters are socially constructed and, second, it situates the interactions of large-scale natural forces with local political-economic conditions within the context of vulnerability to contend that disasters are consequences of unresolved development challenges. Using the Pressure and Release (PAR) Model the paper suggests the usefulness of the concept of vulnerability that shapes local geographies of risk and weak institutions which transform and enhance the negative impacts of ‘natural’ hazards into ‘man-made’ disasters.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Political Economy of Disaster Vulnerability: A Case Study of Pakistan Earthquake 2005|
|Keywords:||Vulnerability, Natural Hazards, Disasters, Political Economy, Pakistan|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D73 - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
Y - Miscellaneous Categories > Y4 - Dissertations (unclassified) > Y40 - Dissertations (unclassified)
H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy > F54 - Colonialism; Imperialism; Postcolonialism
P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems > P16 - Political Economy
N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N55 - Asia including Middle East
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q58 - Government Policy
|Depositing User:||Yasir Agha|
|Date Deposited:||17. Feb 2010 23:41|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 08:54|
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