Changing Disasters: Taking the next disaster out of disaster research

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Changing Disasters : Taking the next disaster out of disaster research. / Holm, Isak Winkel; Lauta, Kristian Cedervall.

In: Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, 24.06.2019.

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Holm, IW & Lauta, KC 2019, 'Changing Disasters: Taking the next disaster out of disaster research', Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management.

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Holm, I. W., & Lauta, K. C. (2019). Changing Disasters: Taking the next disaster out of disaster research. Manuscript submitted for publication.

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Holm IW, Lauta KC. Changing Disasters: Taking the next disaster out of disaster research. Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management. 2019 Jun 24.

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Holm, Isak Winkel ; Lauta, Kristian Cedervall. / Changing Disasters : Taking the next disaster out of disaster research. In: Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management. 2019.

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