Book Chapter
Political Ecology of Risk, Hazards, Vulnerability, and Capacities

This chapter presents hazards research as a leading rather than lagging theme in political ecology. This reframing is warranted by the increasingly powerful alliance between theory and practice in hazards research, along with its progressive adjustment over the past decade to criticism from all quarters, including political ecology. Risk and vulnerability have been central concerns in political ecology. At the same time it may be asked whether advances in political ecology and hazards research are diverging or converging in promising directions.

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Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsWescoat J
Book TitleThe Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology
ISBN9781138794337
Abstract

This chapter presents hazards research as a leading rather than lagging theme in political ecology. This reframing is warranted by the increasingly powerful alliance between theory and practice in hazards research, along with its progressive adjustment over the past decade to criticism from all quarters, including political ecology. Risk and vulnerability have been central concerns in political ecology. At the same time it may be asked whether advances in political ecology and hazards research are diverging or converging in promising directions.

URLhttps://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315759289.ch22
DOI10.4324/9781315759289.ch22