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Remaking the world in our own image: vulnerability, resilience and adaptation as historical discourses (2018)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2018). Remaking the world in our own image: vulnerability, resilience and adaptation as historical discourses. Disasters, 43(2), 221-239. https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12312

A warming climate and less predictable weather patterns, as well as an expanding urban infrastructure susceptible to geophysical hazards, make the world an increasingly dangerous place, even for those living in high‐income countries. It is an opportu... Read More about Remaking the world in our own image: vulnerability, resilience and adaptation as historical discourses.

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.

Malaria, water management, and identity in the English lowlands (2018)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2018). Malaria, water management, and identity in the English lowlands. Environmental History, 23(3), 470-494. https://doi.org/10.1093/envhis/emx137

Much of the eastern seaboard of England lying between East Yorkshire and the Pevensey Levels in Kent constitutes an English Lowlands, a distinctive region characterized by large areas of marsh and fen, and a subculture borne out of the vicissitudes a... Read More about Malaria, water management, and identity in the English lowlands.