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Under the volcano: Mount Mayon and co-volcanic societies in the Philippines (2019)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2020). Under the volcano: Mount Mayon and co-volcanic societies in the Philippines. Environment and History, 26(1), 7-29. https://doi.org/10.3197/096734019X15755402985532

Rich volcanic soils have long attracted human settlements, which have traded the risk of eruption against the benefits of higher agricultural yields. Yet little research has been done on how societies have normalised the risks and adapted to living i... Read More about Under the volcano: Mount Mayon and co-volcanic societies in the Philippines.

From nomadic communitarianism to civil socialism: Searching for the roots of civil society in rural Kazakhstan (2019)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G., & Oven, K. (2019). From nomadic communitarianism to civil socialism: Searching for the roots of civil society in rural Kazakhstan. Journal of Civil Society, 15(4), 373-391. https://doi.org/10.1080/17448689.2019.1670386

This article explores the environmental, historical and cultural factors that influence civic engagement among rural communities in contemporary Kazakhstan. It traces how forms of nomadic communitarianism as a response to the vicissitudes of life on... Read More about From nomadic communitarianism to civil socialism: Searching for the roots of civil society in rural Kazakhstan.

What happened to the Second World? Earthquakes and postsocialism in Kazakhstan (2019)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G., & Oven, K. (in press). What happened to the Second World? Earthquakes and postsocialism in Kazakhstan. Disasters, 44, 2020(1), https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12362

There is an assumption that with the disintegration of the USSR the Second World ceased to exist. Yet the demise of the Communist bloc as a geopolitical reality did not mean that it ceased to exert a defining influence over how people think and behav... Read More about What happened to the Second World? Earthquakes and postsocialism in Kazakhstan.