Development, disasters and vulnerability: a discussion of divergent theories and the need for their integration

David A. McEntire (Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor at Emergency Administration and Planning, Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA.)

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Publication date: 1 July 2004

Abstract

The paper explores diverse theories of development and illustrates how they are also applied to the study of disaster. Shows that recent research from both the radical and conservative ideological camps recognizes the benefit of theoretical integration. Concludes with implications for disaster scholarship and management, paying special attention to the importance of the concept of vulnerability.

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Citation

McEntire, D.A. (2004), "Development, disasters and vulnerability: a discussion of divergent theories and the need for their integration", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 193-198. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653560410541786

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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