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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Vulnerabilities And Risks In Population And Environment Studies
Author: Marandola Jr. E.
Hogan D.J.
Abstract: In the study of risks, different sc iences use the same category in different ways, each related to its own ontological assumptions. But many of these fields communicate very little with one another. This article seeks to approximate two of these areas of study that have shown similar concerns and that can mutually strengthen one another, namely, geography and demography. Geography was one of the first disciplines to include risk in its environmental dimension and has had broad experience in simultaneously focusing on social and natural dynamics. Demography, on the other hand, faces greater difficulties because only recently has it incorporated the environmental dimension into its scientific scope. Both have brought the concept of vulnerability into their conceptual framework as complementary to that of risk. Geographers understand vulnerability as a more symbiotic form of the relationship between society and nature, whereas demographers give it a strong socioeconomic component. In this regard, the conceptual discussion on risks and vulnerabilities, in its attempt at approximating these two fields, is a way of conceptually advancing and strengthening the different approaches to empirical work, especially in population-environment studies which is the common ground for the dialogue between the two disciplines. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s11111-007-0036-7
Date Issue: 2006
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