A Due Diligence Approach to Buzzwords for Disaster Risk Reduction including Climate Change Adaptation

Authored by: Calum T.M. Nicholson

The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138924567
eBook ISBN: 9781315684260
Adobe ISBN: 9781317408659


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Categories and labels are widely held to be a prerequisite for both understanding and changing the world we live in. Not surprisingly, a concern for categorisation is so deeply ingrained in this cultural and historical milieu, that it could be said to be not only its most notable characteristic, but one of its most integral values. A category that has come into particular vogue is what we term a ‘buzzword’.

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