Introduction: Recovery, Resilience, Vulnerability, and Justice

  • Alessandra JerollemanEmail author


Disparate outcomes from disaster, including the permanent displacement and essentially forced internal migration of lower-income and minority residents, occurred following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and continue to occur following large disasters as well as chronic events. The introduction uses examples such as Hurricane Katrina to describe the nexus between justice and disaster recovery outcomes, arguing for the application of a capacities justice framework and a human rights approach in disaster recovery. The chapter provides some background on the existing literature and policy frameworks, including the concepts of resilience and vulnerability, along with the role of historic practices and systemic racism in the creation of the modern hazard landscape.


Disaster justice Capacities justice Disaster recovery Climate adaptation Disaster resilience Disaster vulnerability 


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  1. 1.Jacksonville State UniversityMetairieUSA

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