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Crossing Borders

Governing Environmental Disasters in a Global Urban Age in Asia and the Pacific

Editors: Miller, Michelle Ann, Douglass, Michael, Garschagen, Matthias (Eds.)

  • Critically reassesses how cross-border disasters should be spatially governed
  • Highlights how disasters impact globally interconnected urban systems
  • Situates cross-border disaster governance in Asia-Pacific from a global perspective
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This multidisciplinary book examines the diverse ways in which environmental disasters with compounding impacts are being governed as they traverse sovereign territories across rapidly urbanising societies in Asia and the Pacific. Combining theoretical advances with contextually rich studies, the book examines efforts to tackle the complexities of cross-border environmental governance. In an urban age in which disasters are not easily contained within neatly delineated jurisdictions, both in terms of their interconnected causalities and their cascading effects, governance structures and mechanisms are faced with major challenges related to cooperation, collaboration and information sharing. This book helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by offering fresh insights and contrasting explanations for variations in transboundary disaster governance regimes among urbanising populations in the Asia-Pacific.

About the authors

Michelle Ann Miller is a Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Trained in political science, her research focuses on intersections between urban and regional governance in the context of human conflict and environmental change. She leads the Disaster Governance theme of the Asian Urbanisms Cluster at ARI. Her interdisciplinary publications speak to contemporary theoretical debates and key policy issues in environmental disaster governance, decentralisation, urban change, and citizenship and belonging. A reoccurring concern throughout her work is with the policy potential and lived experience of decentralisation in generating more inclusive and effective forms of governance, especially in Indonesia but across Asia more broadly. Before joining ARI, she taught at Deakin University and Charles Darwin University in Australia, and she has held visiting research fellowships in Indonesia at both the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta) and Ar-Raniry Institut Agama Islam Negeri (Banda Aceh). She is international advisor of the Varieties of Peace research program, a global initiative of Umeå University, supported by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences.   

Mike Douglass is Professor at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, where he is Leader of the Asian Urbanisms Cluster. He is Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii where he was also the Director of the Globalization Research Center. He received his PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA. He previously held positions in the United Nations and taught at the Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands) and the University of East Anglia (UK).

Matthias Garschagen is the Head of Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP) at United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Securit

y (UNU-EHS). He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Cologne, Germany. His research focuses on urban vulnerability and social resilience in the context of natural hazard and climate change impacts, particularly in South and Southeast Asia. He is especially concerned with the governance of urban adaptation efforts in dynamically transforming countries and with the question of how shifts in vulnerability can be assessed in a forward-looking manner using novel scenario techniques. Over the last years, he has been taking on a leading role (principal investigator and work package leader) in several international research projects. His research findings have been published (authored and co-authored) in high-ranking international journals. From 2012, Matthias Garschagen has been an invited contributing author to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, in the chapter on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability in Asia (WG2, chapter 24).



Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Crossing Borders: Governing the Globalising Urban Matrix of Compound Disasters in Asia and the Pacific

    Miller, Michelle Ann (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Recognising Global Interdependence Through Disasters

    Reid, Anthony

    Pages 21-40

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  • Crossing Colonial Borders: Governing Environmental Disasters in Historic Context

    Williamson, Fiona

    Pages 41-57

  • Governing Cross-Border Effects of Disasters in Urbanising Asia: What Do We Know?

    Garschagen, Matthias

    Pages 59-78

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  • Disasters Across Borders: Borderlands as Spaces of Hope and Innovation in the Geopolitics of Environmental Disasters

    Hannigan, John

    Pages 79-94

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-6125-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crossing Borders
Book Subtitle
Governing Environmental Disasters in a Global Urban Age in Asia and the Pacific
Editors
  • Michelle Ann Miller
  • Michael Douglass
  • Matthias Garschagen
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6126-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6126-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6125-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 288
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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