Disasters and Politics: materials, experiments and preparedness



Arguing that disasters configure the political in new ways, this collection provides a truly international insight into how they can help us to understand the materiality and the pragmatics of politics.

As events of radical disruption, disasters can also lead to a re-evaluation of the very definition of the political itself.

In exploring these issues, the collection brings together disaster studies, with political theory and science and technology studies, to stimulate a more robust conversation between disciplines and feed into broader sociological debates.


Tironi, M.; Rodríguez-Giralt, I.; Guggenheim, M. (2014). Disasters and Politics: materials, experiments and preparedness, London: Wiley/Blackwell. 

Manuel Tironi (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

Michael Guggenheim (Goldsmiths)