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Corruption and the Governance of Disaster Risk

David Alexander.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Environmental Politics; Environment and Energy Law. 10013 words.

This article considers how corruption affects the management of disaster mitigation, relief, and recovery. Corruption is a very serious and pervasive issue that affects all countries and...

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Lessons on Risk Governance From the UNISDR Experience

Sálvano Briceño.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Climate Change; Environmental Politics; Environment and Energy Law. 9489 words.

In the context of this article, risk governance addresses the ways and means—or institutional framework—to lead and manage the issue of risk related to natural phenomena, events, or...

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Natural Hazards Governance in Germany

Mark Kammerbauer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Politics; Environment and Energy Law. 13451 words.

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...

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Policy Process Theory and Natural Hazards

Thomas A. Birkland.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Environmental Politics; Environment and Energy Law. 9621 words.

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...

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Scalar Politics in Flood Risk Management and Community Engagement

Thomas Thaler.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Environmental Politics; Environment and Energy Law. 8358 words.

Recent extreme hydrological events (e.g., in the United States in 2005 or 2012, Pakistan in 2010, and Thailand in 2011) revealed increasing flood risks due to climate and societal change....

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Transboundary Disasters and Nongovernmental Organizations

Alka Sapat.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Politics; Environment and Energy Law. 11349 words.

In an increasingly interconnected world, the impacts of disasters and subsequent disaster relief and response operations are often no longer confined to directly affected communities,...

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