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Livelihoods, power, and food insecurity: adaptation of social capital portfolios in protracted crises—case study Burundi

Thomas Vervisch UGent, Koen Vlassenroot UGent and Johan Braeckman UGent (2013) DISASTERS. 37(2). p.267-292
abstract
The failure of food security and livelihood interventions to adapt to conflict settings remains a key challenge in humanitarian responses to protracted crises. This paper proposes a social capital analysis to address this policy gap, adding a political economy dimension on food security and conflict to the actor-based livelihood framework. A case study of three hillsides in north Burundi provides an ethnographic basis for this hypothesis. While relying on a theoretical framework in which different combinations of social capital (bonding, bridging, and linking) account for a diverse range of outcomes, the findings offer empirical insights into how social capital portfolios adapt to a protracted crisis. It is argued that these social capital adaptations have the effect of changing livelihood policies, institutions, and processes (PIPs), and clarify the impact of the distribution of power and powerlessness on food security issues. In addition, they represent a solid way of integrating political economy concerns into the livelihood framework.
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keyword
livelihoods, MOBILITY, social capital, VIOLENCE, food security, COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS, CONFLICT, EMERGENCIES, POLITICAL-ECONOMY, Burundi, SURVIVAL
journal title
DISASTERS
Disasters
volume
37
issue
2
pages
267 - 292
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000315907500005
JCR category
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
JCR impact factor
1.023 (2013)
JCR rank
26/55 (2013)
JCR quartile
2 (2013)
ISSN
0361-3666
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-7717.2012.01301.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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3155556
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3155556
date created
2013-03-04 13:54:20
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:44:52
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  author       = {Vervisch, Thomas and Vlassenroot, Koen and Braeckman, Johan},
  issn         = {0361-3666},
  journal      = {DISASTERS},
  keyword      = {livelihoods,MOBILITY,social capital,VIOLENCE,food security,COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS,CONFLICT,EMERGENCIES,POLITICAL-ECONOMY,Burundi,SURVIVAL},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {267--292},
  title        = {Livelihoods, power, and food insecurity: adaptation of social capital portfolios in protracted crises---case study Burundi},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7717.2012.01301.x},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2013},
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Chicago
Vervisch, Thomas, Koen Vlassenroot, and Johan Braeckman. 2013. “Livelihoods, Power, and Food Insecurity: Adaptation of Social Capital Portfolios in Protracted Crises—case Study Burundi.” Disasters 37 (2): 267–292.
APA
Vervisch, T., Vlassenroot, K., & Braeckman, J. (2013). Livelihoods, power, and food insecurity: adaptation of social capital portfolios in protracted crises—case study Burundi. DISASTERS, 37(2), 267–292.
Vancouver
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Vervisch T, Vlassenroot K, Braeckman J. Livelihoods, power, and food insecurity: adaptation of social capital portfolios in protracted crises—case study Burundi. DISASTERS. 2013;37(2):267–92.
MLA
Vervisch, Thomas, Koen Vlassenroot, and Johan Braeckman. “Livelihoods, Power, and Food Insecurity: Adaptation of Social Capital Portfolios in Protracted Crises—case Study Burundi.” DISASTERS 37.2 (2013): 267–292. Print.