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People’s Response to Disasters in the Philippines

Vulnerability, Capacities, and Resilience

  • Authors

Part of the Disaster Studies book series (DIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction

    1. J. C. Gaillard
      Pages 1-17
  3. Looking for the Root Causes of Disasters in the Philippines: Unfolding People’s Vulnerability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. J. C. Gaillard
      Pages 21-38
    3. J. C. Gaillard
      Pages 39-55
    4. J. C. Gaillard
      Pages 57-66
  4. No One Is a Helpless Victim! People’s Capacities to Face Hazards and Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. J. C. Gaillard
      Pages 69-79
  5. From Disaster to Development? People’s Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. J. C. Gaillard
      Pages 109-124
    3. J. C. Gaillard
      Pages 125-141
    4. J. C. Gaillard
      Pages 143-155
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 165-193

About this book


This book provides a critical perspective on people's response to disasters in the Philippines. It draws upon an array of case studies to discuss people's vulnerability, capacities and resilience in facing a wide range of different hazards.


Disaster vulnerability capacities resilience Philippines ACE Case Studies cities city coping development Enzo Paci Natural Hazard perception rating reduction risk ROOT science and technology

About the authors

JC Gaillard is Associate Professor at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. His present work focuses on developing participatory tools for disaster risk reduction and in involving marginalized groups in disaster-related activities.

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