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Natural Hazards Governance in Cuba  

Enrique A. Castellanos Abella and Benjamin Wisner

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Jan 2019
Natural hazard governance in Cuba elicits widely differing commentaries. While some experts praise it as an extension of state commitment to social welfare, others debate the ethics, ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Democratic States With Developed Economies  

Patrick Roberts

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Jan 2019
Natural hazards have evolved from being the responsibility of subnational governments—if the government intervened all—to become a core function of national governments. The cost of ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Mexico  

Elizabeth Mansilla

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Nepal  

Katie Oven

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Jan 2019
Natural hazards in Nepal have traditionally been managed on an ad hoc basis as and when they occur, with individuals and communities largely responsible for their own risk management. More ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Nigeria  

Steve I. Onu

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Jan 2019
Nigeria, like many other countries in sub–Saharan Africa, is exposed to natural hazards and disaster events, the most prominent being soil and coastal erosion, flooding, desertification, ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in South Africa  

D. van Niekerk, G.J. Wentink, and L.B. Shoroma

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Oct 2018
Disaster and natural hazard governance has become a significant policy and legislative focus in South Africa since the early 1990s. Born out of necessity from a dysfunctional apartheid ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in the Philippines  

Kanako Iuchi, Yasuhito Jibiki, Renato Solidum Jr., and Ramon Santiago

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Jan 2019
Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and the typhoon belt, the Philippines is one of the most hazard prone countries in the world. The country faces different types of natural hazards ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Turkey  

H. P. Gülkan

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Aug 2018
The current outlook in disaster risk management in Turkey is examined in its historic context in this article. Policies, legislation, and specific responsive actions have culminated in ... More

Natural Hazards Identification and Hazard Management Systems  

P. Patrick Leahy

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Dec 2017
Society expects to have a safe environment in which to live, prosper, and sustain future generations. Generally, when we think of threats to our well-being, we think of human-induced ... More

Performance Assessment of Natural Hazards Governance  

Warren S. Eller and Michael S. Pennington

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Apr 2018
Assessment is a necessary and critical component in process improvement. Moreover, there is a strong public expectation that because governance is a public good, it will incorporate ... More

Planning Systems for Natural Hazard Risk Reduction  

James C. Schwab

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Jan 2019
Planning systems are essentially a layer of guidance or legal requirements that sit atop plans of any type at any governmental level at or below the source of that guidance. In the case of ... More

Policy Process Theory and Natural Hazards  

Thomas A. Birkland

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Nov 2016
Natural disasters pose important problems for societies and governments. Governments are charged with making policies to protect public safety. Large disasters, then, can reveal problems ... More

Post-Disaster Housing Recovery  

Anuradha Mukherji

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Apr 2017
Rapid urbanization and growing populations have put tremendous pressures on limited global housing stocks. As the frequency of disasters has increased with devastating impacts on this ... More

Public Administrators in Natural Hazards Governance  

Scott E. Robinson and Warren S. Eller

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Mar 2018
Natural hazards governance calls upon a diverse array of actors. The focus of most research—and most media coverage—has long been on governmental actors. Indeed, natural hazards governance ... More

Public Participation in Planning for Community Management of Natural Hazards  

Andrea Sarzynski and Paolo Cavaliere

Public participation in environmental management, and more specifically in hazard mitigation planning, has received much attention from scholars and practitioners. A shift in perspective ... More

Resilient Cities  

Abhilash Panda and Dilanthi Amaratunga

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Jan 2019
In 1990, 43% (2.3 billion) of the world’s population lived in urban areas, and by 2014 this percentage was at 54%. The urban population exceeded the rural population for the first time in ... More

Risk Governance of Limited-Notice or No-Notice Natural Hazards  

Maria Papathoma-Köhle and Dale Dominey-Howes

The second priority of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 stresses that, to efficiently manage risk posed by natural hazards, disaster risk governance should be ... More

Roles of Non-Government Organizations in Disaster Risk Reduction  

Jonatan A. Lassa

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Jun 2018
The collaborative disaster risk governance framework promises better collaboration between governments, the private sector, civil society, academia, and communities at risks. In the ... More

Scalar Politics in Flood Risk Management and Community Engagement  

Thomas Thaler

Recent extreme hydrological events (e.g., in the United States in 2005 or 2012, Pakistan in 2010, and Thailand in 2011) revealed increasing flood risks due to climate and societal change. ... More

Social Capital and Natural Hazards Governance  

Daniel P. Aldrich, Michelle A. Meyer, and Courtney M. Page-Tan

The impact of disasters continues to grow in the early 21st century, as extreme weather events become more frequent and population density in vulnerable coastal and inland cities ... More

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