The Ontological Praxis Between Disaster Studies and Demography—Extension of the Scope

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Abstract

This chapter serves as a summary of the learnings from the present volume and an extension of the scope on disaster-demography nexus. We outline the benefits of exploring the disaster-demography nexus and develop a categorisation summarising seven different approaches to the interlink of disasters with demography from examinations of existing literature. These are: disaster impacts on population, measuring vulnerability, mass displacement, spatial-regional approach, climate change, urbanisation and an applied approach. These seven approaches are our attempt to highlight the complex and multifarious nexus between demography and disasters which may not simply be linked to vulnerability. It is recognised that others may separate or merge some of these approaches in different ways.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Demography of Disasters
Subtitle of host publicationImpacts for Population and Place
EditorsDávid Karácsonyi, Andrew Taylor, Deanne Bird
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Chapter13
Pages251-268
Number of pages18
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783030499204
ISBN (Print)9783030499198
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2020

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