Daniel Marks


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Dr. Danny Marks is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Politics and Policy in the School of Law and Government of Dublin City University. Prior to this position, he was an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at the Department of Asian and International Studies of City University of Hong Kong. He also was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia project at the Munk School of Global Affairs of the University of Toronto. Dr. Marks has spent a number of years conducting research and working in Southeast Asia, particularly in the field of environmental governance. He has worked for a number of organizations in the region, including the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Governance Hub, the Rockefeller Foundation, ActionAid and the NGO Forum on Cambodia. Dr. Marks completed his PhD dissertation, An Urban Political Ecology of the 2011 Bangkok Floods, at the University of Sydney. He received his MA in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. His research interests are political ecology, environmental justice, climate governance, disaster risk reduction, with a focus on Southeast Asia.

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Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Marks, D.;Bayrak, M. M.;Jahangir, S.;Henig, D.;Bailey, A. (2022) 'Towards a cultural lens for adaptation pathways to climate change'. Regional Environmental Change, 22 (22). [Link] [DOI]
2022 Bayrak. M. M.;Marks, D.;Hauser, L. T. (2022) 'Disentangling the concepts of global climate change, adaptation, and human mobility: a political-ecological exploration in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta'. Climate and Development, :1-10. [Link] [DOI]
2022 Marks, D.;Miller, M.A. (2022) 'A transboundary political ecology of air pollution: Slow violence on Thailand's margins'. Environmental Policy and Governance, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Cai, Y.;Marks, D. (2021) 'Photovoice in the age of social media: Helping to build participation needed for urban climate resilience?'. Urban Climate, 40 . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Marks, D.;Breen, M. (2021) 'The political economy of corruption and unequal gains and losses in water and sanitation services: Experiences from Bangkok'. Water Alternatives, 14 (3):795-810. [Link]
2020 Marks D. (2020) 'An urban political ecology of Bangkok's awful traffic congestion'. Journal of Political Ecology, 27 (1):732-758. [DOI]
2020 Balogun A.L.;Marks D.;Sharma R.;Shekhar H.;Balmes C.;Maheng D.;Arshad A.;Salehi P. (2020) 'Assessing the Potentials of Digitalization as a Tool for Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Development in Urban Centres'. Sustainable Cities and Society, 53 . [DOI]
2020 Marks D.;Connell J.;Ferrara F. (2020) 'Contested notions of disaster justice during the 2011 Bangkok floods: Unequal risk, unrest and claims to the city'. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 61 (1):19-36. [DOI]
2020 Marks D.;Elinoff E. (2020) 'Splintering disaster: Relocating harm and remaking nature after the 2011 floods in Bangkok'. International Development Planning Review, 42 (3):273-294. [DOI]
2020 Marks D.;Miller M.A.;Vassanadumrongdee S. (2020) 'The geopolitical economy of Thailand's marine plastic pollution crisis'. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 61 (2):266-282. [DOI]
2019 Marks D.;Zhang J. (2019) 'Circuits of power: Environmental injustice from Bangkok's shopping malls to Laos’ hydropower dams'. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 60 (3):296-309. [DOI]
2019 Marks D. (2019) 'Assembling the 2011 Thailand floods: Protecting farmers and inundating high-value industrial estates in a fragmented hydro-social territory'. Political Geography, 68 :66-76. [DOI]
2018 Thomalla F.;Lebel L.;Boyland M.;Marks D.;Kimkong H.;Tan S.;Nugroho A. (2018) 'Long-term recovery narratives following major disasters in Southeast Asia'. Regional Environmental Change, 18 (4):1211-1222. [DOI]
2017 Marks D.;Thomalla F. (2017) 'Responses to the 2011 floods in Central Thailand: Perpetuating the vulnerability of small and medium enterprises?'. Natural Hazards, 87 (2):1147-1165. [DOI]
2016 Marks D.;Lebel L. (2016) 'Disaster governance and the scalar politics of incomplete decentralization: Fragmented and contested responses to the 2011 floods in Central Thailand'. Habitat International, 52 :57-66. [DOI]
2015 Marks D. (2015) 'The urban political ecology of the 2011 floods in Bangkok: The creation of uneven vulnerabilities'. Pacific Affairs, 88 (3):623-651. [DOI]
2011 Marks D. (2011) 'Climate Change and Thailand: Impact and Response'. Contemporary Southeast Asia, 33 (2):229-258. [Link] [DOI]
2010 Marks D. (2010) 'China's climate change policy process: Improved but still weak and fragmented'. Journal of Contermporary China, 19 (67):971-986. [DOI]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2022 Marks, D. (2022) 'Transboundary governance failures and Southeast Asia's plastic pollution' In: The Routledge Handbook of Global Development. Abingdon; NY : Routledge. [Link] [DOI]
2019 Marks D. (2019) '‘We Are Quality Citizens of Bangkok Too’: Urban Activism in Bangkok During the 2011 Floods' In: Contested Cities and Urban Activism. London : Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI]
2019 Marks D. (2019) 'Common challenges of smallholders in ASEAN: Lacking access to land, water, market, and state' In: Water and Power. Cham : Springer. [DOI]
2019 Marks D. (2019) 'Water access and resilience to climate-induced droughts in the thai secondary city of khon kaen: Unequal and unjust vulnerability' In: Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia. Cham : Springer. [DOI]
2019 Garschagen M.;Marks D. (2019) 'Towards an agenda for profound Urban climate resilience in Southeast Asia' In: Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia. Cham : Springer. [DOI]
2019 Marks D. (2019) 'Reducing the high vulnerability of the elderly to urban flooding: Findings from the 2011 floods in Bangkok' In: Social Work and Sustainability in Asia: Facing the Challenges of Global Environmental Changes. [DOI]
2019 Marks, D. (2019) 'The Political Ecology of Climate Injustice in Bangkok' In: Future Challenges of Cities in Asia. Amsterdam : University of Amsterdam Press. [DOI]
2019 Boyland, M.;Thomalla, F.;Lebel, L.;Marks, D.;Tan, S.B.;Kimong, H.;Nugroho, A. (2019) 'Linking disaster recovery approaches and loss and damage systems in the Mekong Region' In: Development and Climate Change in the Mekong Region. Petaling Jaya : Strategic Information and Research Development Centre. [Link]
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Research Interests

Political ecology; Environmental governance and politics; Climate change governance; Disaster risk reduction; Thailand