Type
Part or chapter of a book
Title
Introduction - Governing Disasters
In
Governing Disasters
Author(s)
REVET Sandrine - Centre de recherches internationales (Publishing director)
LANGUMIER Julien - Laboratoire Recherches Interdisciplinaires Ville, Espace, Société (RIVES) (Publishing director)
REVET Sandrine - (Publishing director)
LANGUMIER Julien - (Publishing director)
Editor
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
1 - 20 p.
ISBN
9781137435460
Abstract
EN
Hardly a week goes by without some “disaster” brief ly casting its shadow over the television news headlines. Whether “natural,” “technological,” or “sanitary,” these disasters are as remarkable for the cursory manner in which they are discussed in the media as for their brutal and unpredictable character and devastating consequences. Although long marginal to the study of these distinctly exceptional events — unfamiliar terrain for disciplines accustomed to focusing on relatively stable phenomena — the social sciences have recently made deep inroads into this field of study...

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