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Blame, responsibility and agency: “Disaster Justice” and the State in the Philippines (2018)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2018). Blame, responsibility and agency: “Disaster Justice” and the State in the Philippines. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 1(3), 363-381. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848618789381

The notion of ‘disaster justice’, that is that governments have a responsibility to protect the vulnerable seems premised on a particular conception of the state that conforms to a Western liberal democratic model. Indeed, the failure of the state to... Read More about Blame, responsibility and agency: “Disaster Justice” and the State in the Philippines.

Aeolian empires: the influence of winds and currents on European maritime expansion in the days of sail (2017)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2017). Aeolian empires: the influence of winds and currents on European maritime expansion in the days of sail. Environment and History, 23(2), 163-196 . https://doi.org/10.3197/096734017X14900292921734

Historiography has paid insufficient attention to the influence of winds and currents. The rise of Western European states to global dominance and world empires from the sixteenth century is usually characterised as maritime but should more fittingly... Read More about Aeolian empires: the influence of winds and currents on European maritime expansion in the days of sail.

In search of ‘lost’ knowledge and outsourced expertise in flood risk management (2015)
Journal Article
Haughton, G., Bankoff, G., & Coulthard, T. J. (2015). In search of ‘lost’ knowledge and outsourced expertise in flood risk management. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 40(3), 375-386 . https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12082

This paper examines the parallel discourses of ‘lost’ local flood expertise and the growing use of commercial consultancies to outsource aspects of flood risk work. We critically examine the various claims and counter-claims about lost, local and ext... Read More about In search of ‘lost’ knowledge and outsourced expertise in flood risk management.