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Disasters, housing and actuarialism: on the securitisation of risk


Williams, S and Jacobs, KA, Disasters, housing and actuarialism: on the securitisation of risk, Housing Studies, 26, (2) pp. 185-195. ISSN 0267-3037 (2011) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/02673037.2011.557587


Increasingly complex and severe disasters continue to occur, and housing remains a major part of the infrastructure impacted but is also central to recovery and resilience. This special issue of Housing Studies brings together papers that consider how disasters and disaster management are conceived in relation to housing. This introduction sets the scene by drawing upon the work of Beck and Foucault to show how the governance of risk society is constituted through particular ways of knowing and not-knowing, the enactment of safety, insecurity and the methods associated with actuarialism. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Land use and environmental planning
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
UTAS Author:Williams, S (Dr Stewart Williams)
UTAS Author:Jacobs, KA (Professor Keith Jacobs)
ID Code:64123
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-06-29
Last Modified:2012-08-30

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