Hans-Georg Bohle

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Hans-Georg Bohle is a German geographer and development researcher. He is Chair of development geography at the Geography Department of the University of Bonn. At UNU-EHS[1][2] he is a Munich Re Foundation Chair on Social Vulnerability. His academic work is directed on issues of vulnerability, risk and human security, with special emphasis on food, water and health. His regional focus is on South Asia (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka). He serves in the Steering Committee of GECHS (Global Environmental Change and Human Security)[3] and in the International Scientific Advisory Board of GECAFS (Global Environmental Change and Food Systems).[4] He is a member of Academia Europaea and of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.[5] Hans-Georg Bohle has published 12 monographs, about 80 articles in scientific journals and about 60 book chapters.

Selected publications[edit]

  • 1993 with Watts, M. J.: Hunger, Famine and the Space of Vulnerability, In: GeoJournal 30.2, 1993, pp. 117–125
  • 1994 with Downing, T.E. and Watts, M.J.: Climate Change and Social Vulnerability: Toward a Sociology and Geography of Food Insecurity, In: Global Environmental Change, Vol. 4, 1994, pp. 37–48
  • 1999 with Adhikari, J.: Food Crisis in Nepal. How Mountain Farmers Cope, Adroit Publishers, Delhi 1999
  • 2007 Living with Vulnerability. Livelihoods and Human Security in Risky Environments, InterSecTions, Publications Series of UNU-EHS No. 6/2007, Bonn online
  • 2007 Geographische Entwicklungsforschung, In: Gebhardt, H. et al. (eds.), Geographie. Physische Geographie und Humangeographie. Elsevier/Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 797–815
  • 2007 Leben mit Risiko: Resilience als neues Paradigma für die Risikowelten von morgen, In: Felgentreff, C. und Glade, T. (eds.), Naturrisiken und Sozialkatastrophen, Elsevier/Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 435–441
  • 2007 Geographies of Violence and Vulnerability. An Actor-Oriented Analysis of the Civil War in Sri Lanka, In: Erdkunde 61 (2), pp. 129–146
  • 2007 with Fünfgeld, H.: The Political Ecology of Violence: Contested Entitlements and Politicised Livelihoods in Eastern Sri Lanka, In: Development and Change, Vol. 38 (4), pp. 665–687
  • 2009 with Etzold, B., Keck, M., Zingel W.-P.: Informality as Agency. Negotiating the Modes of Regulation in Contested Urban Areas, In: Die Erde, Jg. 140, H. 1, pp. 3–24
  • 2009 Sustainable Livelihood Security. Evolution and Application, In: Brauch, Hans Günter; Grin, John; Mesjasz, Czeslaw; Krummenacher, Heinz; Chadha Behera, Navnita; Chourou, Béchir; Oswald Spring, Ursula; Kameri-Mbote, Patricia (eds.): Facing Global Environmental Change: Environmental, Human, Energy, Food, Health and Water Security Concepts. Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, vol. 4, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York-Hong Kong-London-Milan-Paris-Tokyo: Springer-Verlag, pp. 521–528

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