Monday, December 15, 2014

Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research: Special Issue

Special Issue on Water Disaster Management Policy

The January 2015 issue of the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research on the topic, "Designing Water Disaster Management Policies: Theory and Empirics", edited by Chennat Gopalakrishnan, has just been published.  This issue features an introductory essay and six original papers, authored by prominent scholars in the water disaster management field.

Ossified governance structures, polycentric decision-making entities, entropy-ridden institutions, cascading conflict scenarios, deep-seated and wide-ranging internal feuds and precariously perched, top-heavy decision agencies significantly add to the complexity of policy domains in the water disasterscape. Such an intractable combination of essentially incompatible forces and features renders the design and implementation of effective and efficient disaster risk management policies an extraordinarily challenging proposition.  Against this bleak backdrop, well-intentioned policies stumble into a collision course, making the emergence of workable policies exceedingly difficult.  The purpose of this special issue is to help identify, examine, analyze and assess the complex world of disaster management, and design robust, effective, implementation-friendly, widely-accessible and affordable policies.

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