Book launch: ‘Why Vulnerability Still Matters. The Politics of Disaster Risk Creation’

Humanitarian Governance webinar series
Wednesday 22 Jun 2022, 16:00 - 17:30
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In this Humanitarian Governance webinar, we launch the new publication by Greg Bankoff and Dorothea Hilhorst highlighting different aspects of vulnerability and disaster risk creation.

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The book launch marks the publication of Why Vulnerability Still Matters. The Politics of Disaster Risk Creation, edited by Greg Bankoff and Dorothea Hilhorst.

As the book description presents, 'We think vulnerability still matters when considering how people are put at risk from hazards.

The chapters highlight different aspects of vulnerability and disaster risk creation, placing the stress rightly on what causes disasters and explaining the politics of how they are created through a combination of human interference with natural processes, the social production of vulnerability, and the neglect of response capacities'.


  • Thea Hilhorst - Chair
  • Greg Bankoff - Professor Emeritus at the University of Hull and Research Fellow at Ateneo de Manila University
  • Terry Cannon - Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies
  • Ayesha Siddiqi - Lecturer in Human Geography at Cambridge University
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About the Hum-Gov webinar series

The Humanitarian Governance (Hum-Gov) research project explores the changing dynamics of humanitarian governance in DRC, Ethiopia and Colombia, with a focus on civil society actors and crisis-affected people.

During our monthly Hum-Gov Webinar series guest speakers will contribute with different perspectives around humanitarian governance, accountability, advocacy and alternatives.

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