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A ‘Whole Systems’ View of Vulnerability to Climatic Risks: The Case of the Urban Poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Haque, Anika Nasra (2020) A ‘Whole Systems’ View of Vulnerability to Climatic Risks: The Case of the Urban Poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Progress in Development Studies, 20 (2). pp. 101-118. ISSN 1464-9934. (doi:10.1177/1464993420908094) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82818)

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The article aims to identify how varied factors (e.g., physical and socioeconomical) behind vulnerability of the urban poor in Dhaka’s low-income settlements interact with each other to constitute their overall vulnerability. It addresses the complexity of the issues involved which cannot be understood by having partial look at their vulnerability. Hence, it suggests a ‘whole systems’ view to understand the underlying phenomenon. Data collected through mixed methods were analysed using a grounded theory-systems analysis approach. It identifies the reinforcing loops developed within the systems that strongly promote poverty traps and also identifies ways in which these vicious circles can be broken.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1464993420908094
Uncontrolled keywords: Climatic risk, development, Dhaka, systems analysis, urban poverty, vulnerability
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Funders: [37325] UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Anika Haque
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 16:52 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 18:07 UTC
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