Call for papers: The role of security in disaster risk reduction for natural hazards

Source(s): Royal Geographical Society
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The call for papers deadline is 20 February 2012.

About the call:

Natural hazard disasters occur over different temporal and spatial dimensions affecting the security of affected populations in diverse and significant ways. These events are not isolated and occur within the contexts of war and conflict, a lack of security, and in times of strained diplomacy. Given the recent number of highly politicised disasters, it is surprising to find the relationships between these different factors remain relatively unexplored. There are many questions that need to be addressed including: What can we learn from studies in security to make natural hazard evacuations more effective? How do hazard mitigation efforts impact upon, for example, food security? And, how do disasters create and/or exacerbate issues areas around biosecurity, war, and conflict? This interdisciplinary session is one of the first to bring together academics and practitioners from the disciplines of natural hazard disaster risk reduction and security in an effort to address some of these challenging questions about the relationships between natural hazards and politics, thereby advancing both intellectual and practical agendas.

A dedicated poster session is proposed to enable session participants to view posters and discuss research presented by other delegates working in this area. This will facilitate further discussion for the World Café, and provide a broader perspective about the issues involved in the session.

A World Café format discussion will follow the poster session and will encourage focused discussion around four questions that will lead to useful input about this new interdisciplinary research area, and provide guidance on what needs to be done going forward. Representatives from government, NGO and practitioner backgrounds will facilitate and provide different perspectives on the issues.

The session convenors would like to encourage the submission of poster presentations addressing the session theme for inclusion in this dedicated poster/discussion session. Posters may be made available to conference delegates in the general conference poster area at times outside this session.
Instructions for Authors

Please send poster proposals (including title, 250-word abstract and up to five keywords) to Carina Fearnley, Aberystwyth University ( by Monday 20 February 2012. Proposals should include the name, affiliation and contact email address of all authors.

Session Convenor(s):
Carina Fearnley (Aberystwyth University)
Deborah Davies (Aberystwyth University)

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