The Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Governance

Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Governance

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Governance clarifies our understanding of the processes and dynamics of this new, broad-based field. It addresses key theoretic gaps on natural hazards governance in general, and presents in an integrated fashion the status of natural hazards governance worldwide, both nationally and regionally. Focused on applications of governance practices in all variations of response to immediate and long-term threats, it also covers assessment of risk reduction, community resilience, capacity building, and planning. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science.


Associate Editors

Brian J. Gerber, Editor in Chief

Ann-Margaret Esnard, Georgia State University

Bruce Glavovic, Massey University

Christine Wamsler, Lund University

Obijiofor Aginam, United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health

Thomas A. Birkland, North Carolina State University

Timothy Sim, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Benjamin Wisner, Independent Advisor



Climate Adaptation Governance in Pakistan (Syed-Muhammad Ali, Akhtar Naeem Khan, Hamna Shakeel)
Climate Change Adaptation in New Zealand (Paul Schneider, Bruce Glavovic)
Collective Choices Affecting Natural Hazards Governance, Risk, and Vulnerability (Thomas Thaler, David Shively, Jacob Petersen-Perlman, Lenka Slavikova, Thomas Hartmann)
Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia (Mihir Bhatt, Ronak B. Patel, Kelsey Gleason, Mehul Pandya)
Disaster Risk, Moral Hazard, and Public Policy (Thomas Husted, David Nickerson)
Economic and Business Recovery (Joanne Stevenson, Ilan Noy, Garry McDonald, Erica Seville, John Vargo)
Executive and Legislative Competition over Natural Hazards Policies (Joanne Stevenson, Ilan Noy, Garry McDonald, Erica Seville, John Vargo, Deserai A. Crow)
Healthcare Challenges after Disasters in Lesser Developed Countries (Jan Reinhardt, Binhua Fu, Joseph Balikuddembe)
Inter-Agency Collaboration for Natural Hazard Management in Developed Countries (Nibedita Ray-Bennett, Daniel Mendez, Edris Alam, Christian Morgner)
Natural Hazards and their Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa (D. van Niekerk, Livhuwani David Nemakonde)
Natural Hazards Governance in Australia (John Minnery, Iraphne Childs)
Natural Hazards Governance in China (Timothy Sim, Jun Lei Yu)
Natural Hazards Governance in Cuba (Enrique A. Castellanos Abella, Benjamin Wisner)
Natural Hazards Governance in India (Anshu Sharma, Sunny Kumar)
Natural Hazards Governance in Russia (Svetlana Badina, Boris Porfiriev)
Natural Hazards Governance in South Africa (D. van Niekerk, G.J. Wentink, L.B. Shoroma)
Natural Hazards Governance in South Asia (Mihir Bhatt, Ronak B. Patel, Kelsey Gleason)
Natural Hazards Governance in the Philippines (Kanako Iuchi, Yasuhito Jibiki, Renato Solidum Jr., Ramon Santiago)
Natural Hazards Governance in Western Europe (Florian Roth, Timothy Prior, Marco Käser)
Non-Governmental Organizations and Natural Hazard Governance in Latin America (Benjamin Wisner, Alonso Brenes, Victor Marchezini)
Non-Governmental Organizations in Africa (Thomas Smucker, Benjamin Wisner, Solomon Maingi)
Performance Assessment of Natural Hazards Governance (Warren S. Eller, Michael S. Pennington)
Politics and Policies for Managing Natural Hazards (Timothy Mulligan, Kristin Taylor, Rob A. DeLeo)
Post Disaster Housing Recovery (Anuradha Mukherji)
Public Administrators in Natural Hazards Governance (Scott E. Robinson, Warren S. Eller)
Resilient Cities (Abhilash Panda, Dilanthi Amaratunga)
Risk Governance of Limited-Notice or No-Notice Natural Hazards (Maria Papathoma-Köhle, Dale Dominey-Howes)
Social Capital and Natural Hazards Governance (Daniel P. Aldrich, Michelle A. Meyer, Courtney M. Page-Tan)
The Governance of Flood Risk Management (Jason Thistlethwaite, Daniel Henstra)
Urban Planning and Natural Hazards Governance (Ricardo Marten, Theresa Abrassart, Camillo Boano)