The dynamics of vulnerability: An evolutionary perspective

dc.contributorDiekmann, A.en
dc.contributorJaeger, C.en
dc.contributorRosa, E.en
dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin, P.en
dc.contributor.authorDietz, T.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:55:51Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:55:51Zen
dc.date.issued2002en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractWe review the current literature on human vulnerability to environmental change and suggest that an evolutionary perspective can help integrate the insights of existing research while suggesting new hypotheses and approaches. The concept of a socially constructed adaptive landscape occupied by units at various levels of aggregation and organization -- individuals, households, organizations -- is used to organize our analysis. We argue that this framework can provide a basis for constructing dynamic stochastic models of the diverse environmental, social, economic and political factors affecting vulnerability to climate change and other natural hazards.en
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dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.identifier1197en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/65993en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCambridge, MA: MIT Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal Environmental Change: Understanding the Social Dimensionsen
dc.subjectEnvironmental impactsen
dc.subjectClimate controlen
dc.subjectFamilyen
dc.subjectAdaptationen
dc.subjectEnvironmental changesen
dc.subjectSocially constructed adaptive landscapesen
dc.subjectIndividualsen
dc.subjectHouseholdsen
dc.subjectOrganizationsen
dc.subjectDynamic stochastic modelsen
dc.subjectNatural hazardsen
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scaleen
dc.titleThe dynamics of vulnerability: An evolutionary perspectiveen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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