Institutional and Social Responses to Hazards related to Karthala Volcano, Comoros. Part 2 : Deep-seated root causes of Comorian vulnerabilities

Abstract : Although Karthala volcano in Grande Comore Island has erupted four times since 2005, the government and the local population still remain unprepared for a major eruptive crisis. The reasons for this lack of preparation lie in a deep tangle of political, socio-economic, cultural, and environmental factors. Consequently, the population accepts the volcanic threat in different ways and to different levels. The ways in which Comorians deal with this threat lead to important changes in their society (eg social links evolving, exposure to volcanic hazards in exchange for some improvements in daily life, and easier access to resources). On a national scale, deep structural adjustments are required in order to reduce vulnerability sustainably.
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Julie Morin, Franck Lavigne. Institutional and Social Responses to Hazards related to Karthala Volcano, Comoros. Part 2 : Deep-seated root causes of Comorian vulnerabilities. Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, 2009, 3 (1), pp.54--71. 〈hal-01241159〉

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