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, Moral Hazard, and Public Policy (Thomas Husted, David Nickerson)
Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia (Mihir Bhatt, Ronak Patel, Kelsey Gleason, Mehul Pandya)
Economic and Business Recovery (Joanne R. Stevenson, Ilan Noy, Garry McDonald, Erica Seville, John Vargo)
Executive and Legislative Competition over Natural Hazards Policies (Joanne R. Stevenson, Ilan Noy, Garry McDonald, Erica Seville, John Vargo, Deserai A. Crow)
Health Care Challenges after Disasters in Lesser Developed Countries (Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Binhua Fu, Jan D. Reinhardt)
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 (Dewald van Niekerk, Livhuwani David Nemakonde)
Natural Hazards Governance in India (Anshu Sharma, Sunny Kumar)
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 Russia (Boris Porfiriev, Svetlana Badina)
Natural Hazards Governance in South Africa (Dewald van Niekerk, G.J. Wentink, L.B. Shoroma)
Natural Hazards Governance in South Asia (Mihir Bhatt, Ronak 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)
The Governance of Flood Risk Management (Jason Thistlethwaite, Daniel Henstra)
Non-Governmental Organizations and Natural Hazard Governance in Africa (Thomas Smucker, Maingi Solomon, Benjamin Wisner)
Performance Assessment of Natural Hazards Governance (Warren S. Eller, Michael S. Pennington)
Politics and Policies for Managing Natural Hazards (Timothy D. 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)
Tsunami Preparedness and Mitigation Strategies (James D. Goltz, Katsuya Yamori)
Urban Planning and Natural Hazards Governance (Ricardo Marten, Theresa Abrassart, Camillo Boano)