Last updated on Dec 4, 2020
Professor & Chair, Political Science
Is There an International Disaster Risk Reduction Regime? Does it Matter?
What are we to make of these efforts at multinational and multi-actor governance? Are we witnessing the inception of a global disaster risk reduction regime?
Effective Information Can Help Fight COVID-19 Anxiety
Contrary to popular wisdom, people tend not to panic in emergencies. Instead, we seek information. It helps us overcome our initial …
J. Enia, Y. Yang
Do Contracts Save Lives? The Relationship Between Contract Intensive Economies and Natural Disaster Fatalities
This paper provides evidence that a country’s economy becomes more contract intensive, fatalities from natural disasters are likely to decrease.
Why There Are No Mops to Clean Up Texas
It’s been six days since Hurricane Harvey stopped dumping rain. There’s just one problem: We’re low on mops. And bleach. …
The Formation of Transnational Knowledge Networks on Social Media
This article examines the structure and antecedents of two networks facilitated by the microblogging platform Twitter operating in the policy domain of emergency management.
C. Wukich, M. Siciliano, J. Enia & B. Boylan
The Spotty Record of the Hyogo Framework for Action: Understanding the Incentives of Natural Disaster Politics and Policy Making
Given the increasing prevalence of large-scale natural disasters, why has progress implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) been so varied and so spotty?
Between Promise and Delivery: Relief and Reconstruction after the 2003 Iranian Earthquake
This case study focuses on a December 2003 earthquake that devastated the ancient Iranian city of Bam, killing as many as 30,000 people. The case explores the politics associated with foreign aid and reconstruction in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
The Politics of Disasters: Three Observations from the U.S. in 2017
Sep 25, 2018 3:30 PM Central Police University (Taipei, Taiwan)
Is There a Global Disaster Risk Reduction Regime?
Jul 12, 2016 Annual Workshop of the Natural Hazards Center (Bloomfield, CO)
The Politics of International Disaster Risk Reduction
Mar 7, 2016 7:30 PM Pi Alpha Alpha Address, University of Dayton (Dayton, OH)
SHSU as a Leader in the Study of Disasters and Emergency Management
Apr 18, 2015 Founders Day, Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
The Political Economy of Natural Disasters
Sep 23, 2014 PH+SocialGood: The Manila Social Good Summit (Manila, The Philippines)
Capitalist Institutions and Disasters: Do Contract Intensive Economies Save Lives?
Oct 25, 2013 Public Administration Colloquium Series (U. North Texas)
The Regional Politics of Disaster Mitigation: An Institutional Analysis
May 25, 2013 Keynote address at the Second International Regional Development Conference, Firat University (Turkey)