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Governing Disasters: Engaging Local Populations in Humanitarian Relief

ISBN13: 9781107106390
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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With 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 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 on-going, 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.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part I. Introduction: 1. New governance and humanitarian aid
2. Legal background: post-disaster humanitarian aid law and policy

Part II. International-Led Response:
3. Theory and practice of international response
4. Indonesia's tsunami of 2004
5. The Haitian earthquake of 2010

Part III. State-led Response:
6. Theory and practice of state-led response
7. The Thai flood of 2011
8. Japan's Tohoku earthquake and tsunami 2011
9. Hurricane Katrina

Part IV. Examining Public-Private Partnerships
10. Myanmar's Cyclone Nargis of 2008
11. Public-private partnerships through crowd-sourced
12. Governance and humanitarian aid survey data
13. Conclusions: lessons learned/policy suggestions.