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Sociology in the modern world faces many challenges. This edited volume explores significant themes including inequality, structures of power, conceptions of justice and sustainable futures, forming a critical examination across twenty-five individually authored chapters. This text forms part of SAGE Studies in International Sociology series (SSIS).

Climate Change and Vulnerable Urban Groups: Comparative Analysis of Taipei and Kaohsiung*
Climate Change and Vulnerable Urban Groups: Comparative Analysis of Taipei and Kaohsiung
Keng-Ming Hsu Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

In the trend of global climate change, the frequency and patterns of disasters have no longer been included in the concept of traditional governance. Instead, less predictable, extreme environmental disasters have replaced them. Many urban climate governance issues have mushroomed, and have gradually changed the vulnerability of Taipei City and Kaohsiung City.

It is noteworthy that vulnerable groups like the common poor, old, young, weak, and sick in society have less abundant resources, and encounter limitations and problems compared to the middle class in the context of city climate governance. The ...

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