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Agency Coordination and Cross-Sector Collaboration in Fragile States  

Abdul-Akeem Sadiq and Jenna Tyler

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Oct 2017
Despite myriad descriptions and indicators used to define a fragile state, the international community has come to an agreement that a fragile state lacks the ability to maintain physical ... More

Agenda Setting and Natural Hazards  

Rob A. DeLeo

Agenda setting describes the process through which issues are selected for consideration by a decision-making body. Among the myriad of issues policymakers can consider, few are more ... More

Bureaucratic Policymaking on Natural Hazards  

Kristin O'Donovan

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Apr 2018
Bureaucratic politics, discretion, and decision-making for natural hazards governance present an important challenge of the use of autonomous bureaucratic discretion in the absence of ... More

Collaboration and Cross-Sector Coordination for Humanitarian Assistance in a Disaster Recovery Setting  

David Sanderson

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Nov 2017
While known to be important and essential for improved effectiveness and efficiency, cross-sector coordination and collaboration among different actors engaged in postdisaster recovery is ... More

Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction  

Rajib Shaw

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

Corruption and the Governance of Disaster Risk  

David Alexander

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 ... More

Disasters and Large-Scale Population Dislocations: International and National Responses  

Anthony Oliver-Smith

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Jun 2018
Large-scale displacement takes place in the context of disaster because the threat or occurrence of hazard onset makes the region of residence of a population uninhabitable, either ... More

Executive and Legislative Competition Over Natural Hazards Policies  

Deserai A. Crow

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Mar 2018
As with countless other policy areas, natural hazard policy can be viewed as a jurisdictional competition between executive and legislative branches. While policymaking supremacy is ... More

Financing Community Resilience Before Disaster Strikes: Lessons From the United States  

Charlotte L. Kirschner, Akheil Singla, and Angie Flick

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Jun 2018
As more and more of the population moves to areas prone to natural hazards, the costs of disasters are on the rise. Given that these events are an eventuality, governments must aid their ... More

Fiscal Implications of Managing Natural Disasters for National and Subnational Governments  

Qing Miao

Natural disasters cause massive social disruptions and can lead to tremendous economic and human losses. Given their uncertain and destructive nature, disasters invariably induce ... More

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