Approval and plurality voting with uncertainty: Info-gap analysis of robustness

Ben-Haim, Y. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-021-00881-2 Abstract:Voting algorithms are used to choose candidates by an electorate. However, voter participation is variable and uncertain, and projections from polls or past elections are uncertain because voter preferences may change. Furthermore, electoral victory margins are often slim. Variable voter participation or preferences, and slim margins…

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Engaging People on Climate Change: The Role of Emotional Responses

Wong-Parodi G., Feygina I. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2020.1871051 Abstract:Overcoming climate change skepticism and disengagement is a pressing challenge. Evidence suggests that reactions to climate science and proposed solutions are strongly driven by emotion. This paper explores whether negative emotional responses to learning about climate impacts support recognition of the reality and risks…

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Cyber resilience of autonomous mobility systems: cyber-attacks and resilience-enhancing strategies

Zou, B., Choobchian, P. & Rozenberg, J. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12198-021-00230-w Abstract: The increasing cyber connectivity of vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure will drastically reshape mobility in the coming decades. While the advent of connected mobility is expected to benefit travelers and the society by smoothing traffic, improving rider convenience, and…

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Postdoctoral Researcher: Modeling and Analysis of Urban Systems Using Big Data Created by Human Activity in the Context of Disaster Risk Management

Columbia University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a project aimed at the modeling and analysis of urban systems using big data created by human activity in the context of disaster risk management. This research fellowship is guaranteed for 1 year and renewable for a second year. At Columbia,…

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What is Policy Analytics? An Exploration of 5 Years of Environmental Management Applications

Meinard, Y., Barreteau, O., Boschet, C. et al.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-020-01408-z Abstract: Our digital age is characterized by both a generalized access to data and an increased call for participation of the public and other stakeholders and communities in policy design and decision-making. This context raises new challenges for political decision-makers and…

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Participation in multi-level policy implementation: exploring the influence of governance culture

Gollata J.A.M., Kochskämper E., Jager N.W., Newig J. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2021.1876002 Abstract: In environmental governance, participatory modes of political decision-making and planning are becoming more prevalent. A rationalist model of governance would assume that instrumental rationales prevail in choosing participatory process designs. Some argue, however, that public policy-makers also follow administrative…

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Co-creating local socioeconomic pathways for achieving the sustainable development goals

Szetey, K., Moallemi, E.A., Ashton, E. et al. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-00921-2 Abstract: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognise the importance of action across all scales to achieve a sustainable future. To contribute to overall national- and global-scale SDG achievement, local communities need to focus on a locally-relevant subset of goals and understand…

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Coordination and control – limits in standard representations of multi-reservoir operations in hydrological modeling

Rougé, C., Reed, P. M., Grogan, D. S., Zuidema, S., Prusevich, A., Glidden, S., Lamontagne, J. R., and Lammers, R. B. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1365-2021 Abstract: Major multi-reservoir cascades represent a primary mechanism for dealing with hydrologic variability and extremes within institutionally complex river basins worldwide. These coordinated management processes fundamentally reshape water…

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Tenure-track faculty position: Understanding Risk and Transformation in Critical Infrastructure Systems (Cornell University)

Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of risk as related to infrastructure and the environment. We are seeking an individual who is innovating the theory and practice of risk, resilience, and sustainability in the face of climate change…

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Assistant Research Professor, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Penn State

Two full-time, non-tenure track, faculty position are available at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, to join the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The successful candidate will become part of a transdisciplinary research group analyzing strategies to manage climate risks. The position…

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