Business and Environmental Risks

Spatial Interactions Between Environmental Hazards and Social Vulnerabilities in Ibero-America

Editors: Vazquez-Brust, D.A., Plaza-Úbeda, J.A., de Burgos-Jiménez, J., Natenzon, C.E. (Eds.)

  • Confronts a long-standing paucity of research into the vicious circle of poverty and environmental degradation
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  • Provides a conceptual framework for understanding the key challenges to sustainable growth in developing and developed countries
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  • Confronts the limitations of Kuznet’s developmental model
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  • Multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to assessing the interdependencies between environmental threats, industrial activity, risk, poverty and vulnerability facilitates development of workable solutions
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  • Stress-tested methodology deploys adapted approaches for different data-sets, scenarios and circumstances, thus allowing for limitations in official data
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  • Includes detailed maps and color figures allowing for comparative analysis
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Based on detailed research funded across two continents and involving universities in Argentina, Spain and the UK, this book sets out an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to assessing both environmental and social risks in a given territorial area. Using data from a number of Ibero-American nations, the study combines environmental, socio-economic and geographic factors to construct a set of spatial and technical indicators that measure the social vulnerability and industrial hazardousness of a defined area. Aggregating these indicators in a geographic information system (GIS) allows researchers to assess the potential risk to which a certain area and its population are subject as a result of the environmental deterioration caused by co-located industrial activity.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Plaza-Úbeda, José A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Evaluating the Firm’s Environmental Risk: A Conceptual Framework

    Vazquez-Brust, Diego A. (et al.)

    Pages 15-33

  • Statistical Information for the Analysis of Social Vulnerability in Latin America – Comparison with Spain

    Calvo, Anabel (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

  • Evaluating the Firm’s Environmental Hazardousness: Methodology

    López, Sergio D. (et al.)

    Pages 53-67

  • The Case of Bolivia

    Ballivián-Céspedes, Luis Augusto (et al.)

    Pages 69-90

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2741-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8211-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Business and Environmental Risks
Book Subtitle
Spatial Interactions Between Environmental Hazards and Social Vulnerabilities in Ibero-America
Editors
  • Diego A. Vazquez-Brust
  • José A. Plaza-Úbeda
  • Jerónimo de Burgos-Jiménez
  • Claudia E. Natenzon
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2742-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2742-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2741-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8211-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 152
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