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Article: Crowd Sourced Governance in a Post-Disaster Context

TitleCrowd Sourced Governance in a Post-Disaster Context
Authors
KeywordsHumanitarian Aid Law
Governance
Decision Making
Disaster Law
Law and Technology
Issue Date2015
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://iclq.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 2015, v. 64 n. 1, p. 211-226 How to Cite?
AbstractIn the wake of recent catastrophic natural disasters, the United Nations ('UN') has developed an increasingly sophisticated network of collaborative partnerships to assist with humanitarian relief operations. The growing use of open source technology such as crowd mapping and resource tracking being universally accessible, collaboratively designed, subject to ongoing improvement, and responsive to on-the ground needs, reflects in many respects the emerging UN governance mechanisms developed to support the creation of such technology. The 2008 meeting of the World Economic Forum called for increased documentation and 'dissemination of the work of humanitarian relief to both the humanitarian sector and private sector firms, mapping of assets, non-food items' and resources to prevent duplication. However, as yet, little attention has been given to the role of open source governance mechanisms in the context of disaster response. This paper aims to fill this gap by examining the emerging mechanisms by which private sector collaboration is coordinated by international institutions such as the UN. It finds that the emergence of post-disaster open source humanitarian relief reflects the observations of new governance legal scholars that coordination is increasingly the result of expanded participation and partnership on the part of governments and non-state actors, a learning-focused orientation, with the state increasingly acting as a convener, catalyst and coordinator.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197572
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.554
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.324
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dc.contributor.authorAli, S-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-29T06:46:52Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-29T06:46:52Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationInternational and Comparative Law Quarterly, 2015, v. 64 n. 1, p. 211-226-
dc.identifier.issn0020-5893-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197572-
dc.description.abstractIn the wake of recent catastrophic natural disasters, the United Nations ('UN') has developed an increasingly sophisticated network of collaborative partnerships to assist with humanitarian relief operations. The growing use of open source technology such as crowd mapping and resource tracking being universally accessible, collaboratively designed, subject to ongoing improvement, and responsive to on-the ground needs, reflects in many respects the emerging UN governance mechanisms developed to support the creation of such technology. The 2008 meeting of the World Economic Forum called for increased documentation and 'dissemination of the work of humanitarian relief to both the humanitarian sector and private sector firms, mapping of assets, non-food items' and resources to prevent duplication. However, as yet, little attention has been given to the role of open source governance mechanisms in the context of disaster response. This paper aims to fill this gap by examining the emerging mechanisms by which private sector collaboration is coordinated by international institutions such as the UN. It finds that the emergence of post-disaster open source humanitarian relief reflects the observations of new governance legal scholars that coordination is increasingly the result of expanded participation and partnership on the part of governments and non-state actors, a learning-focused orientation, with the state increasingly acting as a convener, catalyst and coordinator.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://iclq.oxfordjournals.org/-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational and Comparative Law Quarterly,-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectHumanitarian Aid Law-
dc.subjectGovernance-
dc.subjectDecision Making-
dc.subjectDisaster Law-
dc.subjectLaw and Technology-
dc.titleCrowd Sourced Governance in a Post-Disaster Contexten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailAli, S: sali@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepreprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0020589314000347-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84922259209-
dc.identifier.hkuros230464-
dc.identifier.volume64-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage211-
dc.identifier.epage226-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000349101000008-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.identifier.ssrn2378775-
dc.identifier.hkulrp2014/003-

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