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About JC Gaillard

Dr J.C. Gaillard is Associate Professor at the School of Environment of the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research interests include disaster risk reduction (DRR); participatory tools for DRR; marginalization and DRR with focus on ethnicity, gender minorities, children, prisoners and homeless people; small and neglected disasters; livelihood assessment and strengthening in DRR; and post-disaster resettlement. Twitter:@jcgaillard_uoa.

 

Articles by JC Gaillard

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why natural disasters aren't all that natural

Disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes result from a combination of natural hazards and social and human vulnerability. Calling them 'natural disasters' artificially naturalises the harms they cause.

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