Rigg, J. D. and Salamanca, A. (2009) 'Managing risk and vulnerability in Asia : a (re)study from Thailand, 1982-83 and 2008.', Asia pacific viewpoint., 50 (3). pp. 255-270.
In the 1980s, rural settlements in the Northeast of Thailand were farming focused, and strategies of living were structured around the need to secure subsistence in the face of a capricious environment and a weak developmental state. More than half of households in the region lived below the poverty line, and the immediate prospects for 'development' were not bright. Drawing on a 25-year longitudinal study of two villages in Mahasarakham, the paper describes and reflects on how risk and vulnerability have been re-shaped during a quarter of a century of profound economic and social change. From largely environmental and local, the pattern of risk and opportunity have become increasingly economic and non-local as external events wash across the shores of rural settlements like Ban Non Tae and Ban Tha Song Korn.
|Keywords:||Risk, Thailand, Vulnerability.|
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|Publisher Web site:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8373.2009.01399.x|
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