Disasters Without Borders: The International Politics of Natural Disasters by John Hannigan (Book Review).

Institutions and Economies Journal, 8(4): 99-101.

3 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2017

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Date Written: January 18, 2017

Abstract

Natural disasters have social and economic impact in the affected country but measuring them is difficult. The book titled “Disasters without Borders: The International politics of natural disasters” by John Hannigan is divided into nine chapters:

(i) the disasters politics nexus;

(ii) the global policy field of natural disasters;

(iii) the kindness of strangers;

(iv) a safer world?;

(v) climate of concern;

(vi) disasters politics as game playing;

(vii) mass media and the politics of disasters;

(viii) disasters politics: a discursive approach;

(ix) conclusion.

This book is a retrospective multi-disciplinary analysis of the impact of natural disasters from a political, institutional, sociological, technological, historical, and economical perspective.

Keywords: Natural Disaster

JEL Classification: Y90

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo, Disasters Without Borders: The International Politics of Natural Disasters by John Hannigan (Book Review). (January 18, 2017). Institutions and Economies Journal, 8(4): 99-101.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2901433

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
+60126850293 (Phone)

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