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Comparing vulnerabilities: Toward charting an historical trajectory of disasters (2007)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2007). Comparing vulnerabilities: Toward charting an historical trajectory of disasters. Historical Social Research ==, 32(3), 103-114. https://doi.org/10.12759/hsr.32.2007.3.103-114

Disasters have two historical trajectories, one 'natural' in that they involve one or more physical hazards and the other societal in that they are largely culturally determined. They are 'historical' in the sense that both forces change over time. C... Read More about Comparing vulnerabilities: Toward charting an historical trajectory of disasters.

Dangers to going it alone: Social capital and the origins of community resilience in the Philippines (2007)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2007). Dangers to going it alone: Social capital and the origins of community resilience in the Philippines. Continuity and Change, 22(2), 327-355. doi:10.1017/S0268416007006315

Robert Putnam's influential article 'Bowling alone: America's declining social capital' puts forward a number of possible factors to explain the decline of civil society in the USA. Many of these same forces are also at work in America's erstwhile co... Read More about Dangers to going it alone: Social capital and the origins of community resilience in the Philippines.