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Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction  

Rajib Shaw

Online publication date:
Aug 2016
Community-based approaches existed even before the existence of the state and its formal governance structure. People and communities used to help and take care of each other’s disaster ... More

Funding Flows: Transboundary Considerations of Disaster Recovery  

Anuradha Mukherji

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
Scholars agree that the impact of a disaster in a globalized world increasingly extends beyond political and geographical boundaries, creating transboundary disaster events. Though not all ... More

Natural Hazards and Their Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Dewald van Niekerk and Livhuwani David Nemakonde

Online publication date:
Sep 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
The sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, along with the rest of the African continent, is prone to a wide variety of natural hazards. Most of these hazards and the associated disasters are ... More

Natural Hazards Identification and Hazard Management Systems  

P. Patrick Leahy

Online publication date:
Dec 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Risk Management, Policy and Governance
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 causes ... More

Policy Process Theory and Natural Hazards  

Thomas A. Birkland

Online publication date:
Nov 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Mitigation, Policy and Governance, Legal Issues
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 in ... More

Roles of Non-Government Organizations in Disaster Risk Reduction  

Jonatan A. Lassa

Online publication date:
Jun 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Risk Management, Policy and Governance, Preparedness
The collaborative disaster risk governance framework promises better collaboration between governments, the private sector, civil society, academia, and communities at risks. In the context ... More

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