Interactions in Hazard Management Policies: the Case of Drought in Nicaragua, 1976-2010
2015 (English)In: Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, ISSN 0361-3666, E-ISSN 1467-7717, Vol. 39, no 4, 715-737 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The literature on adaptive and multi-level governance calls for interactive hazard management to increase societies’ resilience. This paper maps the hazard management policies in a poor and hazard-prone country—Nicaragua—and examines what role the government gives to interactions among different actors at different societal levels. A new analytical framework is developed that includes scope and direction to capture unidirectional or mutual interactions that are either horizontal or vertical. This enables a more complex analysis of interactions than that found in previous research. The review shows that the historical change in the role given to interactions, as a result of a focus on short-term emergency response being complemented by long-term risk management, mainly lies in how they are characterised—with more participants and other types of content categories—and the awareness that interactions other than mutual ones can be positive. This illustrates the complexity of the issue of interactions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 39, no 4, 715-737 p.
drought, hazard management, interactions, Nicaragua, resilience, vulnerability
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99612DOI: 10.1111/disa.12121OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-99612DiVA: diva2:687365