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  • Disaster Risk Reductionby Mark Pelling; Ben Wisner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Published with ProVention Consortium, UNDP and UN-Habitat 'This excellent book is essential reading for those concerned with urban risk and its reduction in Africa, the most rapidly urbanizing region of the world.'Professor Jo Beall, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics 'At last a book that recognizes the impacts of disasters on... more...

  • Towards a New Map of Africaby Camilla Toulmin; Ben Wisner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    'The big, era-defining questions and, at last, the subtle, tenable answers, teased out without clich? or compromise. A vital volume at a critical moment.'Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford, Director, Africa '05'This book dispels the myth of a uniformly hopeless, hungry continent. It shows just how?extraordinarily diverse Africa is?and how much it?has changed... more...

  • At Riskby Piers Blaikie; Terry Cannon; Ian Davis; Ben Wisner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group... more...

  • Towards a New Map of Africaby Ben Wisner; Camilla Toulmin; Rutendo Chitiga

    Earthscan 2005; US$ 37.00

    'The big era-defining questions and at last the subtle tenable answers teased out without cliché or compromise. A vital volume at a critical moment.' Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford Director Africa '05 'This book dispels the myth of a uniformly hopeless hungry continent. It shows just how extraordinarily diverse Africa is and... more...

  • Risky everydayby Gerben Nooteboom; Jörgen Hellman; Ben Wisner; Roanne van Voorst; Emmanuel Luna

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 199.00

    In this e-book, we take a perspective ‘from below’ and focus on people’s experiences of risk and disasters, as well as on people’s interpretations of risk. Key questions to the contributors are: How do people themselves view the risks that they face and/or take in their everyday lives? How do they interpret and live with risks?... more...

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