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Book: Governing Disasters: Engaging Local Population in Humanitarian Relief

TitleGoverning Disasters: Engaging Local Population in Humanitarian Relief
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherCambridge University Press
Citation
Ali, S. Governing Disasters: Engaging Local Population in Humanitarian Relief. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 2016 How to Cite?
AbstractWith growing awareness of the devastation caused by major natural disasters, alongside integration of governance and technology networks, the parameters of humanitarian aid are becoming more global. At the same time, humanitarian instruments are increasingly recognizing the centrality of local participation. Drawing on six case studies and a survey of 69 members of the relief sector, this book suggests that the key to the efficacy of post-disaster recovery is the primacy given to local actors in the management, direction and design of relief programs. Where local partnership and knowledge generation and application is ongoing, cohesive, meaningful and inclusive, disaster relief efforts are more targeted, cost-effective, efficient and timely. Governing Disasters: Engaging Local Populations in Humanitarian Relief examines the interplay between law, governance and collaborative decision making with international, state, private sector and community actors in order to understand the dynamics of a global decentralized yet coordinated process of post-disaster humanitarian assistance. ^Provides a comprehensive review of community engagement with international, state and private entities in responding to natural disasters. ^Identifies best practices in locally-engaged disaster governance through comparative analysis of survey data and disaster recovery case studies in six jurisdictions. ^Synthesizes findings in the form of law and policy recommendations.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199750
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorAli, S-
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T01:33:00Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-22T01:33:00Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationAli, S. Governing Disasters: Engaging Local Population in Humanitarian Relief. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 2016-
dc.identifier.isbn9781107106390-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199750-
dc.description.abstractWith growing awareness of the devastation caused by major natural disasters, alongside integration of governance and technology networks, the parameters of humanitarian aid are becoming more global. At the same time, humanitarian instruments are increasingly recognizing the centrality of local participation. Drawing on six case studies and a survey of 69 members of the relief sector, this book suggests that the key to the efficacy of post-disaster recovery is the primacy given to local actors in the management, direction and design of relief programs. Where local partnership and knowledge generation and application is ongoing, cohesive, meaningful and inclusive, disaster relief efforts are more targeted, cost-effective, efficient and timely. Governing Disasters: Engaging Local Populations in Humanitarian Relief examines the interplay between law, governance and collaborative decision making with international, state, private sector and community actors in order to understand the dynamics of a global decentralized yet coordinated process of post-disaster humanitarian assistance. ^Provides a comprehensive review of community engagement with international, state and private entities in responding to natural disasters. ^Identifies best practices in locally-engaged disaster governance through comparative analysis of survey data and disaster recovery case studies in six jurisdictions. ^Synthesizes findings in the form of law and policy recommendations. -
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherCambridge University Press-
dc.titleGoverning Disasters: Engaging Local Population in Humanitarian Relief-
dc.typeBook-
dc.identifier.emailAli, S: sali@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityAli, S=rp01236-
dc.identifier.hkuros230477-
dc.publisher.placeCambridge, UK-

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