Disaster Prevention and Management: Volume 24 Issue 4


An International Journal

Table of contents - Special Issue: Risky everyday: Southeast Asian perspectives

Guest Editors: Dr Roanne van Voorst, Dr Ben Wisner, Dr Jörgen Hellman and Dr Gerben Nooteboom

“Lahat para sa lahat” (everything to everybody): Consensual leadership, social capital and disaster risk reduction in a Filipino community

Greg Bankoff

Effective leadership at the grassroots level can make a crucial difference to disaster risk reduction (DRR) at the local level. Guidance, however, is often not provided through…


People’s views about human security in five Philippine municipalities

Maria Ela L. Atienza

The purpose of this paper is to look into how people in risky environments define human security by using the framework of the draft human security index of the Third World…

Living with floods and coping with vulnerability

Jörgen Hellman

Using Anthropological methodology to achieve an understanding from a “local point of view” the purpose of this paper is to explore how safety is established in what clearly is, at…


Risk-handling styles in a context of flooding and uncertainty in Jakarta, Indonesia: An analytical framework to analyse heterogenous risk-behaviour

Roanne van Voorst

The purpose of this paper is to introduce an analytical framework to define and interpret heterogenous risk behaviour within communities facing natural hazard. By employing a…


Is disaster “normal” for indigenous people? Indigenous knowledge and coping practices

Dorothea Hilhorst, Judith Baart, Gemma van der Haar, Floor Maria Leeftink

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to debates on the value of indigenous knowledge for disaster risk reduction. Recent international policy papers advocate the importance…


Living dangerously: Oplosan, gambling and competition as everyday risk-taking in Java and East Kalimantan Indonesia

Gerben Nooteboom

The purpose of this paper is to challenge the idea that poor people are generally risk averse and that risks are predominately created by structural conditions and outside forces…

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