Forging a paradigm shift in disaster science

A. T. Ismail-Zadeh, S. L. Cutter, K. Takeuchi, D. Paton

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Abstract

    Despite major advancements in knowledge on disaster risks and disasters caused by natural hazards, the number and severity of disasters are increasing. Convolving natural, engineering, social and behavioral sciences and practices with policymaking should significantly reduce disaster risks caused by natural hazards. To this end, a fundamental change in scientific approaches to disaster risk reduction is needed by shifting the current emphasis on individual hazard and risk assessment dominant in the geoscientific community to a transdisciplinary system analysis with action-oriented research on disaster risk reduction co-produced with multiple stakeholders, including policymakers. This paradigm shift will allow for acquisition of policy-relevant knowledge and its immediate application to evidence-based policy and decision making for disaster risk reduction. The need for the paradigm shift is more critical now than ever before because of the increasing vulnerability and exposure of society to disaster risk and the need for cross-cutting actions in policy and practice related to climate change and sustainability.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)969-988
    Number of pages20
    JournalNatural Hazards
    Volume86
    Issue number2
    Early online date18 Dec 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Fingerprint

    paradigm shift
    disaster
    natural hazard
    action research
    science
    hazard assessment
    systems analysis
    policy making
    vulnerability
    stakeholder
    risk assessment
    decision making
    sustainability
    engineering
    climate change

    Cite this

    Ismail-Zadeh, A. T., Cutter, S. L., Takeuchi, K., & Paton, D. (2017). Forging a paradigm shift in disaster science. Natural Hazards, 86(2), 969-988. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-016-2726-x
    Ismail-Zadeh, A. T. ; Cutter, S. L. ; Takeuchi, K. ; Paton, D. / Forging a paradigm shift in disaster science. In: Natural Hazards. 2017 ; Vol. 86, No. 2. pp. 969-988.
    @article{ccbe3a1917184f419cda16a214a9f1d0,
    title = "Forging a paradigm shift in disaster science",
    abstract = "Despite major advancements in knowledge on disaster risks and disasters caused by natural hazards, the number and severity of disasters are increasing. Convolving natural, engineering, social and behavioral sciences and practices with policymaking should significantly reduce disaster risks caused by natural hazards. To this end, a fundamental change in scientific approaches to disaster risk reduction is needed by shifting the current emphasis on individual hazard and risk assessment dominant in the geoscientific community to a transdisciplinary system analysis with action-oriented research on disaster risk reduction co-produced with multiple stakeholders, including policymakers. This paradigm shift will allow for acquisition of policy-relevant knowledge and its immediate application to evidence-based policy and decision making for disaster risk reduction. The need for the paradigm shift is more critical now than ever before because of the increasing vulnerability and exposure of society to disaster risk and the need for cross-cutting actions in policy and practice related to climate change and sustainability.",
    keywords = "Co-productive research, Disaster science, Natural hazards, Risk assessment, Transdisciplinary",
    author = "Ismail-Zadeh, {A. T.} and Cutter, {S. L.} and K. Takeuchi and D. Paton",
    year = "2017",
    doi = "10.1007/s11069-016-2726-x",
    language = "English",
    volume = "86",
    pages = "969--988",
    journal = "Natural Hazards",
    issn = "0921-030X",
    publisher = "Springer",
    number = "2",

    }

    Ismail-Zadeh, AT, Cutter, SL, Takeuchi, K & Paton, D 2017, 'Forging a paradigm shift in disaster science', Natural Hazards, vol. 86, no. 2, pp. 969-988. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-016-2726-x

    Forging a paradigm shift in disaster science. / Ismail-Zadeh, A. T.; Cutter, S. L.; Takeuchi, K.; Paton, D.

    In: Natural Hazards, Vol. 86, No. 2, 2017, p. 969-988.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Forging a paradigm shift in disaster science

    AU - Ismail-Zadeh, A. T.

    AU - Cutter, S. L.

    AU - Takeuchi, K.

    AU - Paton, D.

    PY - 2017

    Y1 - 2017

    N2 - Despite major advancements in knowledge on disaster risks and disasters caused by natural hazards, the number and severity of disasters are increasing. Convolving natural, engineering, social and behavioral sciences and practices with policymaking should significantly reduce disaster risks caused by natural hazards. To this end, a fundamental change in scientific approaches to disaster risk reduction is needed by shifting the current emphasis on individual hazard and risk assessment dominant in the geoscientific community to a transdisciplinary system analysis with action-oriented research on disaster risk reduction co-produced with multiple stakeholders, including policymakers. This paradigm shift will allow for acquisition of policy-relevant knowledge and its immediate application to evidence-based policy and decision making for disaster risk reduction. The need for the paradigm shift is more critical now than ever before because of the increasing vulnerability and exposure of society to disaster risk and the need for cross-cutting actions in policy and practice related to climate change and sustainability.

    AB - Despite major advancements in knowledge on disaster risks and disasters caused by natural hazards, the number and severity of disasters are increasing. Convolving natural, engineering, social and behavioral sciences and practices with policymaking should significantly reduce disaster risks caused by natural hazards. To this end, a fundamental change in scientific approaches to disaster risk reduction is needed by shifting the current emphasis on individual hazard and risk assessment dominant in the geoscientific community to a transdisciplinary system analysis with action-oriented research on disaster risk reduction co-produced with multiple stakeholders, including policymakers. This paradigm shift will allow for acquisition of policy-relevant knowledge and its immediate application to evidence-based policy and decision making for disaster risk reduction. The need for the paradigm shift is more critical now than ever before because of the increasing vulnerability and exposure of society to disaster risk and the need for cross-cutting actions in policy and practice related to climate change and sustainability.

    KW - Co-productive research

    KW - Disaster science

    KW - Natural hazards

    KW - Risk assessment

    KW - Transdisciplinary

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85006507454&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    U2 - 10.1007/s11069-016-2726-x

    DO - 10.1007/s11069-016-2726-x

    M3 - Article

    VL - 86

    SP - 969

    EP - 988

    JO - Natural Hazards

    JF - Natural Hazards

    SN - 0921-030X

    IS - 2

    ER -