When will Batticaloa get Sustainable Development?
From curfews, security-checks to being thrust into a tourism circus, the people of Batticaloa just welcome everything with that embracing smile.
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Goodwill and good governance: cornerstones of flood recovery in Brisbane
In January 2011, after weeks of rain, I was filled with dread upon hearing that the biggest flood in over 35 years was expected to hit my hometown of Brisbane. On January 13 my fears were realised, as the Brisbane River peaked at 4.46m above sea level, flooding more than […]
Disaster for Democracy
In the turmoil that follows a natural disaster, extreme forms of governance can flourish. But, says Muhammad Farhan, effective democracy is the best route back to stability.
Natural Disasters and the Risk of Violent Civil Conflict
Does the occurrence of a natural disaster such as an earthquake, volcanic eruption, tsunami, ﬂood, hurricane, epidemic, heat wave, and ⁄ or plague increase the risk of violent civil conﬂict in a society? This study uses available data for 187 political units for the period 1950–2000 to systematically explore this question […]
The Open Society Assesses Its Enemies: Shocks, Disasters and Terrorist Attacks
This paper conducts a first systematic investigation of the determinants and costs of terrorism attacks at the aggregate level. We use newly assembled datasets on terrorism attacks, natural disasters and bank and currency crises to answer three questions: what are the determinants of terrorism incidence, is there an output cost […]