In Course Module No. 4, CCAPS researcher Robert Wilson explores how climate change will affect people living in African cities. The answer to this complex question has two interrelated dimensions. It hinges on, first, the scope of future climate change and resulting changes in population exposures to weather-related hazards and, second, the degree of vulnerability of urban populations to these hazards.
In Course Module No. 3, CCAPS researcher Jennifer Bussell provides background and discussion materials for consideration of how partner nations' institutional capacity for disaster preparedness may be relevant to the U.S. Military. Bussell explores institutional capacity in the context of natural disasters, and how it can be defined.
In Course Module No. 2, CCAPS researcher Alan Kuperman addresses a longstanding debate between academics and policymakers regarding two opposing strategies of constitutional design—accommodation and integration. Kuperman argues that both constitutional designs can produce stability, but they must be implemented properly.