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Vulnerability and Resilience in a Socio-Spatial Perspective
A Social-Scientific Approach

constellations of interacting social, economic, institutional and ecological factors. Bürkner (2010) and Christmann/Ibert/Moss et al. (2011) provide a more comprehensive review of the literature on vulnerability and resilience and related concepts like risk, uncertainty and sustainability. Human ecology and developmental geography so far have mainly been concerned with vulnerability and resilience. Thereby human ecology traditionally focuses on the reactions of societies to natural hazards and disasters like earthquakes or floods (see e.g. Adger 2006 ; Dietz 2006

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