oa Jamba : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies - Corruption : the hidden perpetrator of under-development and vulnerability to natural hazards and disasters : the Pat Reid lecture 2010

Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1996-1421
  • E-ISSN: 2072-845X



"Formerly Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow and co-founder of the Disaster Research Unit, University of Bradford (1973 - 77), James Lewis relocated to the University of Bath and became Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies. Datum International was created in1980 for consultancy to the United Nations (UNCTAD, UNEP, UNESCO, UN Habitat & WHO), the Commonwealth Secretariat / Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation, and the European Commission. James Lewis is author of Development in Disaster-prone Places: Studies of Vulnerability (1999: IT / Practical Action, London) and of numerous chapters and papers on vulnerability to natural hazards, corruption, island vulnerability, climate change, and interconnections with socio-economic capacity, development and disaster risk reduction. As a commissioned author to Transparency International Berlin, he has contributed to Global Corruption Reports of 2005, Corruption in Construction, and 2011, Corruption and Climate Change. Trained and practiced as an architect and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), James Lewis has been involved in applications, implications, management and inspection of construction, destruction and reconstruction in Algeria, Bangladesh, the Caribbean, China (Hong Kong), the South Pacific, the United Kingdom and the USA. www.datum-international.eu "

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