Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters

Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0587

Jaya Krishna Behera

Department of Finance and Management, University in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Research Article   
    Role of Social Capital in Disaster Risk Management: Theoretical Perspectives
    Author(s): Jaya Krishna Behera

    The history of disasters is a reminder to human society that people have to live in the midst of nature’s fury in the 21st century. As the natural disasters increase, so too does the vulnerability of human society, more so due to the exponential population growth and the instabilities of global warming and climate change. Communities across the world face disasters often and they have to respond to it as and when they occur. There is differential experience of the impact of disasters by communities and this response to disasters, despite people’s limited knowledge and skill on risk and crisis management. The reasons for some communities better prepared, having better coping capacities and effective response measures than others in the face of disasters has often been the focus of a number of debates. The underlying fact based on empirical evidence is ‘Social Capital&.. View More»

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