Introduction: From Risk to Resilience
JoAnn Carmin, MIT
White, G. F. "The Choice of Use in Resource Management." Natural Resource Journal 1 (1961): 23-40.
Disaster Vulnerability and Social Resilience
Mark Pelling, King's College
Pelling, Mark. "Assessing Urban Vulnerability and Social Adaptation to Risk: Evidence from Santo Domingo." International Development Planning Review 24, no. 1 (2002): 59-76.
Bull-Kamanga, L., K. Diagne, A. Lavell, E. Leon, F. Lerise, H. MacGregor, A. Maskrey, M. Meshack, M. Pelling, H. Reid, D. Satterthwaite, J. Songsore, K. Westgate, and A. Yitambe. "From Everyday Hazards to Disasters: The Accumulation of Risk in Urban Areas." Environment and Urbanization 15, no. 1 (2003): 193-203.
Review: Hyogo Declaration (PDF)
Review of the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action for a Safer World. (PDF)
Reducing Disaster Risk: A Challenge for Development. UNDP, 2004. (Particularly chapter 2) (PDF - 3.9 MB)
Community Vulnerability Analysis
Jenny Suckale, Harvard University
Morrow, Betty H. "Targeting Households at Risk for Storms: Community Vulnerability Mapping." In Storms. Edited by R. Pielke, Jr., and R. Pielke, Sr. Vol. 1. London, UK: Routlege, 2000. ISBN: 0415212863.
Anderson, Mary B. "Vulnerability to Disaster and Sustainable Development: A General Framework for Assessing Vulnerability." In Storms. Edited by R. Pielke, Jr., and R. Pielke, Sr. Vol. 1. London, UK: Routlege, 2000. ISBN: 0415212863.
Nakagawa, Yuko, and Rajib Shaw. "Social Capital: A Missing Link to Disaster Recovery." Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 22, no. 1 (2004): 5-34.
Case Study Materials: Vanuatu Country Page.
Shorten, Graham G., and Susanne Schmall. "Disaster risk management in marginal communities of Port Vila, Vanuatu - Project Summary." SOPAC Miscellaneous Report 507. 2003.
Shorten, Graham G., ed. "Catastrophe Insurance Pilot Project, Port Vila, Vanuatu: Developing Risk-Management Options for Disasters in the Pacific Region - Project Summary." SOPAC Miscellaneous Report 550. 2003.
Peacock, Walter G., and A. Kathleen Ragsdale. "Social Systems, Ecological Networks and Disasters." In Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of Disasters. Edited by W. G. Peacock, B. H. Morrow, and J. Gladwin. New York, NY: Routledge, 1997. ISBN: 0415168112.
Part 1: Climate Instability and Public Health
Paul R. Epstein, Harvard University
Part 2: Environment and War
Jennifer Leaning, Harvard University
Part 1: Climate Instability and Public Health
Epstein, Paul R. "Climate and Health." Science 285, no. 5426 (1999): 347-348.
———. "Is Global Warming Harmful to Health?" Scientific American (August 2000): 36-43.
Epstein, Paul R., and James J. McCarthy. "Assessing Climate Stability." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 86, no. 2 (2005): 1-8.
Epstein, Paul R., Henry F. Diaz, Scott Elias, Georg Grabherr, Nicholas E. Graham, Willem J. M. Martens, Ellen Mosley-Thompson, and Joel Susskind. "Biological and Physical Signs of Climate Change: Focus on Mosquito-borne Diseases." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 79, no. 3 (1998): 409-417.
Disaster Policy and Institutions
Rutherford H. Platt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Walker, Peter, Ben Wisner, Jennifer Leaning, and Larry Minear. "Smoke and Mirrors: Deficiencies in Disaster Funding." BMJ 330 (2005): 247-250.
Transboundary Risk and Public Trust
Ragnar Loefstedt, King's College
Slovic, P. "Risk Perception." Science 236 (1987): 280-285.
Kasperson, J. X., and R. E. Kasperson. "Border Crossings." In Transboundary Risk Management. Edited by J. Linerooth-Bayer, R. E. Lofstedt, and G. Sjostedt. London, UK: Earthscan, 2001. ISBN: 1853835374.
Lofstedt, R. E. "Risk Communication: The Barseack Nuclear Plant Case." Energy Policy 24, no. 8 (1996): 689-696.
Lofstedt, R. E., and V. Jankauskas. "Swedish Aid and the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant." In Transboundary Risk Management. Edited by J. Linerooth-Bayer, R. E. Lofstedt, and G. Sjostedt. London, UK: Earthscan, 2001. ISBN: 1853835374.
Slovic, P. "Perceived Risk, Trust and Democracy." Risk Analysis 13, no. 6 (1993): 675-682.
Burton, I, and R. W. Kates. "The Perception of Natural Hazards in Resource Management." Natural Resources Journal 3 (1964): 412-441.
Patterns of Social Vulnerability
Kathleen Tierney, University of Colorado-Boulder
Blaikie, P., T. Cannon, I. Davis, and B. Wisner. Chapter 2, "Disaster Pressure and Release Model," and Chapter 3, "Access to Resources and Coping in Adversity." In At Risk: Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability, and Disasters. London, UK: Routledge, 1994. ISBN: 0415084776.
Morrow, Betty Hearn. "Stretching the Bonds: The Families of Andrew." In Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of Disasters. Edited by W. G. Peacock, B. H. Morrow, and J. Gladwin. London, UK: Routledge, 1997, pp. 14-170. ISBN: 0415168112.
Tierney, K., M. Lindell, and R. Perry. "Factors Influencing Disaster Preparedness and Response." Chapter 5 in Facing the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 2001. ISBN: 0309069998.
Disaster Politics and Agenda Setting
Thomas A. Birkland, SUNY Albany
Birkland, Thomas A. "In the Wake of the Exxon Valdez: How Environmental Disasters Can Spur Policy Change." Environment 40, no. 7 (1998): 4-9, and 27-32.
———. "Focusing Events, Mobilization, and Agenda Setting." Journal of Public Policy 18, no. 1 (1998): 53-74.
Birkland, Thomas A., and Radhika Nath. "Business and the Political Dimension in Disaster Management." Journal of Public Policy 20, no. 3 (2000): 279-303.
Lawrence J. Vale, MIT
|Vale, Lawrence J., and Thomas J. Campanella. "Introduction: The Cities Rise Again." and "Conclusion: Axioms of Resilience." In The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster. Edited by Lawrence J. Vale, and Thomas J. Campanella. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0195175832.|
Governance and Community Resilience
Toddi A. Steelman, North Carolina State University
Brunner, Ronald D. "Problems of Governance." In Finding Common Ground: Governance and Natural Resources in the American West. Edited by Ronald D. Brunner, Christine H. Colburn, Christina M. Cromley, Roberta A. Klein, and Elizabeth A. Olson. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002, pp. 1-47. ISBN: 0300091451.
Review the materials on "Community Responses to Wildland Fire Threats."
Threat, Error, and Resilience in High Hazard Settings
Jenny W. Rudolph, Boston University
Staw, B. M., L. E. Sandelands, and J. E. Dutton. "Threat-Rigidity Effects in Organizational Behavior: A Multilevel Analysis." Administrative Science Quarterly 26 (1981): 501-524.
Rudolph, J. W., Steven S. Taylor, and Erica G. Foldy. "Collaborative Off-Line Reflection: A Way to Develop Skill in Action Science and Action Inquiry." In Handbook of Action Research. Edited by P. Reason, and H. Bradbury. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2001, pp. 405-412. ISBN: 0761966455.
Disaster, Society, and Sustainability
JoAnn Carmin, MIT