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Fire risk reduction on the margins of an urbanizing world

On behalf of John Twigg: Delighted to be able to report that this report has been included by UNDRR among the contributing papers in the GAR2019: Rush D, Bankoff G, Cooper-Knock S-J, Gibson L, Hirst L, Jordan S, Spinardi G, … Continue reading

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New book: Community Engagement in Post-Disaster Recovery

Edited by Graham Marsh, Iftekhar Ahmed, Martin Mulligan, Jenny Donovan, Steve Barton Routledge 220 pages | 55 B/W Illus. https://www.routledge.com/Community-Engagement-in-Post-Disaster-Recovery-1st-Edition/Marsh-Ahmed-Mulligan-Donovan-Barton/p/book/9781138691674 Description Community Engagement in Post-Disaster Recovery reflects a wide array of practical experiences in working with disaster-affected communities internationally. It demonstrates … Continue reading

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The Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies

The NEEDS conference aims to explore the status quo of disaster research and management. The conference wishes to harness its broad, interdisciplinary expertise by gathering disaster researchers from academic institutions and practitioners from the disaster management community (European and beyond) … Continue reading

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ESA 2019 Programme

RN08_01: Comparative Perspectives on Socio-Economic Crisis Time: Wednesday, 21/Aug/2019: 11:00am – 12:30pmSession Chair: Nina Blom Andersen, University College Copenhagen Location: UP.4.214 University of Manchester Building: University Place, Fourth Floor Oxford Road Exploring Solidarity Practices in Times of Crisis in Greece: … Continue reading

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Workshop: Extreme Events and Energy Transitions – Tackling the Challenges of Climate Change by Integrating Social and Complex Systems Science

Motivations Human activities are causing a general trend of increased interdependence among social-ecological systems of our planet. This situation exposes them to ever more frequent and geographically distributed extreme events (power black-outs, droughts, extended floods, etc.) and poses fundamental energy … Continue reading

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Call for papers: ESA 2019 DCSCRN sessions

20-23 August 2019 Manchester RN08 – Disaster, Conflict and Social CrisisCoordinators: Antti Silvast, Durham University, UK, antti.e.silvast[at]durham.ac.ukEugenia Petropoulou, University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece, petrope[at]uoc.gr Deadline: 1 February 2019 The RN08 Disaster, Conflict and Social Crisis Research Network (DCSCRN) is interested … Continue reading

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Abstract submission for the ESA 2019 conference is now open!

Please see instructions in: https://www.europeansociology.org/abstract-submission-esa-2019-conference-now-open The conference and the DCSCRN look forward to reading your abstracts and meeting you in Manchester. The deadline for submission is 1 February 2019.

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Society for Risk Analysis – Benelux Annual Conference 2019

Registration for the SRA Benelux Annual Conference 2019 is now open at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/society-for-risk-analysis-benelux-conference-2019-registration-53855205369 Registration is free but mandatory to participate in the conference. In order to be included in the participant list, please ensure that you register … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

Call for Papers (please distribute) Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change Bringing Down Divides Special Issue Commemorating the Work of Gregory Maney (1967 – 2017) The notion of divide is a central concept in the social sciences. Relevant to … Continue reading

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Barbara Lucini’s new book: The Other Side of Resilience to Terrorism: A Portrait of a Resilient-Healthy City (Springer, 2017)

Our long-standing member and member of the coordinating committee, Dr Barbara Lucini (Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Milan), has just published the following monograph on urban resilience and terrorism with Springer.  Congratulations on your publication and we are sure … Continue reading

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