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The Vulnerable in International Society

Ian Clark


Who are the vulnerable, and what makes them so? The book suggests that people are vulnerable not just to natural risks, but also to the workings of international society. This replicates the approach of studies of natural disasters that now commonly present a social vulnerability analysis, showing how people are differentially exposed by their social location. Could international society have similar effects? This question is explored through the cases of political violence, climate change, human movement, and global health. These provide rich detail on how, through its social practices of the ... More

Keywords: e. h. carr, climate change, global health, human movement, international ethics, international society, natural disasters, political violence, social vulnerability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199646081
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Clark, author
E. H. Carr Professor of International Politics, Aberystwyth University