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All We Are is Dust in the Wind: The Constant Threat of Sand Drifts

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dc.contributor.author De Keyzer, Maïka
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-03T14:12:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-03T14:12:25Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/9822
dc.description.abstract "Practically every Pre-modern society experiences a sort of risk or natural hazard. Even in the moderate climate zone of Europe natural hazards such as floods, storm surges and sand drifts threatened entire societies and could eradicate occupation and exploitation in a region. Some societies, however, were able to withstand such hazards and reduce them to natural events, while others were unable to mitigate such shocks and suffered from the disaster that followed. The question therefore remains, why some societies were able to cope and create subcultures of disaster, while others could not. By looking at the late medieval Campine area, located in the cover sand belt that was prone to produce sand drifts, I will advance that we have to look in to the institutional arrangements, property structures, power balances and commercial strategies to understand why a region was able to succeed in a region of risk." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject risk en_US
dc.title All We Are is Dust in the Wind: The Constant Threat of Sand Drifts en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Theory en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Belgium, Netherlands en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Commons Amidst Complexity and Change, the Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates May 25-29 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Edmonton, Alberta en_US


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