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Natural Disasters Exacerbated by Government (In)action


The consequences of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, drought and floods are increasingly important subjects for scholars of state crimes but they remain underexplored within the discipline, not least because of their problematic characterization as “natural disasters”. It is not the climatic or geophysical hazard which kills rather it is the political, economic and social structures which determine population vulnerability that bear responsibility.