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Politics and Policies for Managing Natural Hazards

"From the electoral goals of incumbent politicians to the degree of structural fragmentation within a political system, emergency managers must contend with many political factors when advocating for and adopting policies aimed at reducing the risks associated with human-made and naturally occurring hazards. ..." – By Timothy Mulligan, Kristin Taylor and Rob A. DeLeo

Natural Hazards and Voting Behavior

"Governments, aware of this, have incentives to ease the adverse social impacts of natural hazards. However, the channels of impact from natural hazards to voter and government behavior are complex, indirect, and nonlinear. ..." – By Olivier Rubin

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