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Disaster Prevention and Management sample articles

El Niño-induced droughts in the Colombian Andes: towards a critique of contingency thinking

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how the contingency approach to disaster preparedness inhibits proactive management of slow-onset disasters, such as El Niño, with the purpose of advancing disaster risk theory.

Lost (and found?) in translation: key terminology in disaster studies

Disaster studies has emerged as an international interdisciplinary body of knowledge; however, similar to other academic disciplines, its terminology is predominantly anglophone. This paper explores the implications of translating disaster studies terminology, most often theorised in English, into other languages and back.