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Natural Hazards and Risk Management  

Ljubica Mamula-Seadon

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 and Their Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Dewald van Niekerk and Livhuwani David Nemakonde

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Sep 2017
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 and Voting Behavior  

Olivier Rubin

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Nov 2018
Natural hazards have repercussions that reverberate to the political level. Their adverse socio-economic impacts could undermine political support from key fractions in society. ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in India  

Anshu Sharma and Sunny Kumar

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Dec 2019
India faces a very broad range of hazards due to its wide geoclimatic spread. This, combined with deep-rooted social, economic, physical, and institutional vulnerabilities, makes India one ... More

Natural Hazards Governance: An Overview of the Field  

Thomas A. Birkland

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Nov 2019
The field of natural hazards governance has changed substantially since the 1970s as the breadth and severity of natural hazards have grown. These changes have been driven by greater ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Australia  

John Minnery and Iraphne Childs

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Jul 2017
Natural hazards governance varies across Australia for two critical reasons: first, the country’s large size and latitudinal range; and second, its divided federal government structure. ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Canada  

Jack Lindsay

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Sep 2018
The responsibility for hazard governance in Canada is indirectly determined by the division of subjects in the Constitution Act of 1867. This is because emergency management is not a ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in China  

Timothy Sim and Jun Lei Yu

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Aug 2018
China is a vast country frequently impacted by multiple natural hazards. All natural disasters have been reported in China, except volcanic eruptions. Almost every region in China is ... More

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 Germany  

Mark Kammerbauer

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Jun 2019
In the Federal Republic of Germany, with its parliamentary system of democratic governance, threats posed by natural hazards are of key national relevance. Storms cause the majority of ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Indonesia  

Bevaola Kusumasari

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Oct 2019
Geographically, Indonesia is located in southeast Asia between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. It is recognized as an active tectonic region because it consists of three major active ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Mexico  

Elizabeth Mansilla

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Dec 2019
As a result of the earthquakes that occurred in September 1985 and their human and material consequences, disaster care in Mexico became institutionalized and acquired the rank of public ... 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 Russia  

Svetlana Badina and Boris Porfiriev

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Dec 2019
A major implication of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 involved the radical transformation of the national security system. Its fundamentally militaristic paradigm focused on ... 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 South Asia  

Mihir Bhatt, Kelsey Gleason, and Ronak B. Patel

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Jan 2019
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Case Studies
South Asia is faced with a range of natural hazards, including floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, and tsunamis. Rapid and unplanned urbanization, environmental ... 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

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