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The economic analysis of law (also known as law and economics) is an analysis of law applying methods of economics. Economic concepts are used to explain the effects of laws, to assess which legal rules are economically efficient, and to predict which legal rules will be promulgated.

 
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New Ruralities in the Context of Global Economic and Environmental...

By: T. Rauch

Description: Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany. While development practicians tend to celebrate the renaissance of rural development, critical scholars are concerned about the increasing commoditisation of rural resources in the global South coinciding with the end of the peasant mode of production. The new debate on the future of rurality is associated with trends such as price hikes for rural products, climate change, food crisis, institutional change and ...

Akram-Lodi, A. H. and Kay, C. (Eds.): Peasants and Globalization: Political Economy, Rural Transformation and the Agrarian Question, London and New York, 2009.; Altvater, E.: Sachzwang Weltmarkt. Verschuuldungskrise, blockierte Industrialisierung ökologische Gefährdung – der Fall Brasilien, Hamburg, 1987.; Barrow, C. J.: Environmental Management and Development, London, 2004.; BMZ: Entwicklung ländlicher Räume und ihr Beitrag zur Ernährungssicherung, BMZ-Strategiepapier,...

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Investors Are Good, If They Follow the Rules – Power Relations and...

By: M. Locher; U. Müller-böker

Description: Human Geography, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. The rapidly increasing interest of foreign investors in land in the global South, also termed land grabbing, has been widely discussed as potentially supportive, but often rather harmful for local populations. Combining a critical livelihoods perspective with access theory and a bargaining model, this study scrutinizes local people's perceptions of the land invest...

Berry, S.: Debating the land question in Africa, Comp. Stud. Soc. Hist., 44, 638–668, 2002.; Alden Wily, L.: Looking back to see forward: The legal niceties of land theft in land rushes, J. Peasant. Stud., 39, 751–755, 2012.; Borras Jr., S. and Franco, J. C.: From threat to opportunity? Problems with the idea of a Code of Conduct for land-grabbing, Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal, 13, 507–523, 2010.; Borras Jr., S. and Franco, J. C.: Global land grabbing and ...

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Introduction: Criminality and Carcerality Across Boundaries : Volu...

By: J. Turner

Description: Department of Criminology, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. No abstract available.

Baer, L. D. and Ravneberg, B.: The outside and inside in Norwegian and English prisons, Geogr. Ann. B., 2, 205–216, 2008.; Bonds, A.: Economic development, racialization, and privilege: Yes in my backyard prison politics and the reinvention of Madras, Oregon, Ann. Assoc, Am. Geogr., 101, 1389–1405, 2013.; Conlon, D. and Gill, N.: Gagging orders: asylum seekers and paradoxes of freedom and protest in liberal society, Citizenship Studies, 17, 241–259, 2013.; Gill, N.: Gove...

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The Nexus Land-use Model Version 1.0, an Approach Articulating Bi...

By: B. Dorin; P. Dumas; T. Brunelle; F. Souty; P. Ciais; C. Müller; A. Bondeau; R. Crassous

Description: Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement, Nogent-sur-Marne, France. Interactions between food demand, biomass energy and forest preservation are driving both food prices and land-use changes, regionally and globally. This study presents a new model called Nexus Land-Use version 1.0 which describes these interactions through a generic representation of agricultural intensification mechanisms within agricultural lands. Th...

Heistermann, M., M{ü}ller, C., and Ronneberger, K.: Land in sight? Achievements, deficits and potentials of continental to global scale land-use modeling, Agriculture, Ecosyst. Environ., 114, 141–158, 2006.; Izaurralde, R., Williams, J., McGill, W., Rosenberg, N., and Jakas, M. Q.: Simulating soil C dynamics with EPIC: Model description and testing against long-term data, Ecol. Modell., 192, 362–384, doi:10.1016/j...

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Review Article Assessment of Economic Flood Damage : Volume 10, Is...

By: H. Kreibich; A. Thieken; R. Schwarze; B. Merz

Description: Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany. Damage assessments of natural hazards supply crucial information to decision support and policy development in the fields of natural hazard management and adaptation planning to climate change. Specifically, the estimation of economic flood damage is gaining greater importance as flood risk management is becoming the dominant approach of flood ...

ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean): Handbook for estimating the socio-economic and environmental effects of disasters, Mexico City, 2003.; Ahern, M., Kovats, S., Wilkinson, P., Few, R., and Matthies, F.: Global health impacts of floods: epidemiologic evidence, Epidemiol. Rev., 27(1), 36–46, 2005.; Albala-Bertrand, J. M.: Political economy of large natural disasters with special reference to developing countries, Oxford, Clarendon Press, UK, 1...

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Debris Flood Hazard Documentation and Mitigation on the Tilcara Al...

By: L. Borgatti; F. Rivelli; G. Bossi; G. Marcato

Description: CNR-IRPI – National Research Council of Italy, Research Institute for Hydrological and Geological Hazard Prevention, C.so Stati Uniti 4, 35127 Padova, Italy. For some decades, mass wasting processes such as landslides and debris floods have been threatening villages and transportation routes in the Rio Grande Valley, named Quebrada de Humauhuaca. One of the most significant examples is the urban area of Tilcara, built on a large alluvial fan. In recent y...

Schick, A. P., Grodek, T., and Wolman, M. G.: Hydrologic process and geomorphic constraints on urbanization of alluvial fan slopes, Geomorphology, 31, 325–335, 1999.; Alcàntara-Ayala, I.: Geomorphology, natural hazards, vulnerability and prevention of natural disasters in developing countries, Geomorphology, 47, 107–124, 2002.; Amegual, R. and Zanettini, J. C.: Geologia de la quebrada de Humahuaca entre Uquia y Purmamarca (provincia de Jujuy), Revista de la Asociacion Ar...

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Review Article: Assessing the Costs of Natural Hazards – State of ...

By: N. Becker; C. Viavattene; V. Markantonis; R. Schwarze; A. H. Thieken; H. Kreibich; I. Logar; S. Hallegatte; C. Pfurtscheller; L. M. Bouwer; E. Papyrakis; V. Przyluski; E. Genovese; V. Meyer; C. Green; J. Poussin; J. C. J. M. Van Den Bergh; P. Bubeck; Q. Lequeux; P. Ciavola

Description: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany. Efficiently reducing natural hazard risks requires a thorough understanding of the costs of natural hazards. Current methods to assess these costs employ a variety of terminologies and approaches for different types of natural hazards and different impacted sectors. This may impede efforts to ascertain comprehensive and comparable cost figures. In order to strengthen the role of cost a...

Aerts, J. C. J. H. and Botzen, W. J. W.: Climate Change Impacts on Pricing Long-Term Flood Insurance: A Comprehensive Study for the Netherlands, Global Environ. Change, 21, 1045–1060, 2011.; Albala-Bertrand, J. M.: The Political Economy of Large Natural Disasters with Special Reference to Developing Countries, Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1993.; Apel, H., Aronica, G. T., Kreibich, H., and Thieken, A. H.: Flood risk analyses – how detailed do we need to be?, Nat. Hazards,...

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Landscape Analysis for Multi-hazard Prevention in Orco and Soana V...

By: L. Turconi; G. Savio; D. Tropeano; S. K. De; P. J. Mason

Description: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per la Protezione Idrogeologica, CNR-IRPI UOS Torino, Strada delle Cacce 73, 10135 Turin, Italy. The study area (600 km2), consisting of Orco and Soana valleys in the Western Italian Alps, experienced different types of natural hazards, typical of the whole Alpine environment. Some of the authors have been requested to draw a civil protection plan for such mountainous regions. This offered the speci...

Arpa Piemonte – Agenzia Regionale per l'Ambiente: Rendiconto nivometrico stagione invernale 2008–2009, http://www.arpa.piemonte.it/upload/dl/Servizi_online/Rendiconti_nivometrici/rendiconto_nivo2008-09_ parte1_ 2.pdf (last access: 18 January 2010), 2009.; Bollschweiler, M. and Stoffel, M.: Jahrringe und Naturgefahren. Wie und wo können Bäume bei d...

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The Structure of Disaster Resilience: a Framework for Simulations ...

By: J. H. Y. Edwards

Description: Department of Economics and Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA. In this era of rapid climate change there is an urgent need for interdisciplinary collaboration and understanding in the study of what determines resistance to disasters and recovery speed. This paper is an economist's contribution to that effort. It traces the entrance of the word resilience from ecology into the social science literature o...

De Mel, S., McKenzie, D., and Woodruff, C.: Enterprise recovery following natural disasters, Econ. J., 122, 64–91, 2012.; Cohen, C. and Werker, E. D.: The political economy of natural disasters, J. Conflict Resolut., 52, 795–819, 2008.; Arrow, K.: Essays in the Theory of Risk-Bearing, North-Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1970.; Atkinson, A.: On the measurement of poverty, Econometrica, 55, 749–764, 1987.; Birkmann, J., Cardona, O. D., Carreño, M. L., Barbat, A. H...

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Public Participation in Recovery After Earthquakes in Friuli (NE I...

By: M. Zorn; P. Pipan

Description: Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The article deals with public participation in recovery after earthquakes in the border region of Friuli (NE Italy) and the Upper Soča Valley (NW Slovenia) in 1976 (magnitude 6.4, 6 May; magnitude 6.1, 15 September), 1998 (magnitude 6.0, 12 April), and 2004 (magnitude 4.9, 7 July). It highlights the differences in the concepts of ...

Arnstein, S. R.: A ladder of citizen participation. J. Am. I. Planners, 35, 116–224, doi:10.1080/01944366908977225, 1969.; Geipel, R.: Disaster and Reconstruction, George Allen & Unwin, London, 1982.; Arnstein, S. R.: A ladder of citizen participation, http://lithgow-schmidt.dk/sherry-arnstein/ladder-of-citizen-participation.html<...

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Investigating Factors for Disaster Preparedness Among Residents of...

By: K. Ab. Aziz; E. Mohammad-pajooh

Description: Institute for Sanitary Engineering and Waste Management, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Welfengarten 1, 30167 Hannover, Germany. The review of past researches discussed that factors such as climate change and movement toward urbanization will result in more frequent and severe disasters in the near future (Yasuhara et al., 2011). Flash flood is the most common type of disaster that residents of Kuala Lumpur (KL) come across, thus in this study, it ...

Austin, D.: Surviving the Next Disaster: Assessing the Preparedness of Community-Based Organizations, 2010.; Baker, E.: Household preparedness for the aftermath of hurricanes in Florida, Appl. Geogr., 31, 46–52, 2011.; Bourque, B., Siegel, M., Kano, M., and Wood, M.: Morbidity and morality associated with disasters, in: Handbook of Disaster Research, Springer science, New York, 97–112, 2006.; Chik, Z. and Islam, T.: Disaster in Bangladesh and management with advanced inf...

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The Structure of Disaster Resilience: a Framework for Simulations ...

By: J. H. Y. Edwards

Description: Department of Economics and Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA. In this era of rapid climate change there is an urgent need for interdisciplinary collaboration and understanding in the study of what determines resistance to disasters and recovery speed. This paper is an economist's contribution to that effort. It traces the entrance of the word resilience from ecology into the social science literature on...

Arrow, K.: Essays in the Theory of Risk-Bearing, North-Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1970.; Atkinson, A.: On the measurement of poverty, Econometrica, 55, 749–764, 1987.; Cabot-Venton, C. C., Fitzgibbon, C., Shitarek, T., Coulter, L., and Dooley, O.: The Economics of Early Response and Disaster Resilience: Lessons from Kenya and Ethiopia, Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom, 2012.; Calvo, C. and Dercon, S.: Measuring Individual Vulner...

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An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Social and Physical Determinan...

By: C.-h. Chan; G.-y. Liu; Y.-c. Chang; K.-h. Lin; C.-h. Yeh; T.-h. Lin

Description: George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University, 950 Main Street, MA 01610, USA. While disaster studies researchers usually view risk as a function of hazard, exposure, and vulnerability, few studies have systematically examined the relationships among the various physical and socioeconomic determinants underlying disasters, and fewer have done so through seismic risk analysis. In the context of the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake in Taiwan, this study const...

Adger, W. N.: Vulnerability, Global Environ. Chang., 16, 268–281, 2006.; Aldrich, D. P. and Sawada, Y.: The Physical and Social Determinants of Mortality in the 3.11 Tsunami available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2421779 or doi:10.2139/ssrn.2421779 (last access: 7 April 2014), 2014.; Anbarci, N., Escaleras, M., and Register, C. A.: Earthquake fatalities: the interaction of nat...

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Mobile Talent or Privileged Sites? Making Sense of Biotech Knowled...

By: H. Mattsson

Description: Dept. of Social & Economic Geography and CIND, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden. Great hope is currently put in biotechnological innovation to create economic growth and ensure future competitiveness of regions and nations. For some years, economic geography and economics have been focusing on privileged sites when explaining geographical variances in actors' ability to innovate: e.g. regional innovation systems, clusters, industrial districts and creative m...

Hallin, G. and Östhol, A.: On the growth policy agenda, Stockholm: ITPS, 2004.; Almeida, P., and Kogut, B.: Localization of Knowledge and the Mobility of Engineers in Regional Networks, Manage. Sci., 45(7), 905–917, 1999.; Asheim, B.: Industrial districts as learning regions: a condition for prosperity, European Planning Studies, 4, 379–400, 1996.; Braczyk, H.-J., Cooke, P., and Heidenreich, M. (Eds.): Regional Innovation Systems, London: UCL Press, 1998.; Cooke, P.: Reg...

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Sustained Macroeconomic Reforms, Tepid Growth : A Governance Puzzl...

By: Daniel Kaufmann

Economics

I. Background. Increasingly we are cognizant of the limits to large cross-country empirical studies in trying to understand in-depth a particular country reality, in ways useful for advice. At the same time, merely relying on a one country account at a particular point in time ignores the historical and comparative cross-country perspective. Worse, an in-depth investigation of a single issue within a country begs the question of how important such issue is for the countr...

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New Englander and Yale Review : Volume 0025, Issue 94 January 1866...

By: W. L. Kingsley

Description:The Yale Review is the self-proclaimed oldest literary quarterly in the United States. It is published by Yale University.

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New Englander and Yale Review : Volume 0036, Issue 138 January 187...

By: W. L. Kingsley

Description:The Yale Review is the self-proclaimed oldest literary quarterly in the United States. It is published by Yale University.

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New Englander and Yale Review : Volume 0039, Issue 157 July 1880: ...

By: W. L. Kingsley

Description:The Yale Review is the self-proclaimed oldest literary quarterly in the United States. It is published by Yale University.

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The Century : a Popular Quarterly : Volume 0048, Issue 1 May 1894:...

By: The Century Company

Description: The Century Magazine was first published in the United States in 1881 by The Century Company of New York City as a successor to Scribner's Monthly Magazine.

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The Manufacturer and Builder : Volume 0021, Issue 5 May 1889: The ...

By: Western and Company

Description: The Manufacturer and Builder was a practical journal of industrial progress published monthly in the 19th century by Western and Company.

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