The Problems Induced by the Constructed Environment: A Case of the September 2011 Floods in Orissa, India

By Niharika Mohapatra.

Published by The International Journal of the Constructed Environment

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Disasters, be it natural, human-made or technological, are social events, which reflect human decisions about the organization of social life in the physical environment. By taking the case of the recent September 2011 flood in Orissa, I attempt to analyze this aspect in this paper.

Keywords: Orissa, Disasters, Human Agency, Flood

The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.211-218. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.589MB).

Niharika Mohapatra

Ph.D. Research Scholar, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Lombard, Illinois, USA

Niharika Mohapatra is a Ph.D. research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University in the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, whose research interest is disaster studies.