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    Looking Through Different Filters

    Culture and Bureaucracy in the Aftermath of Disaster

    By Nnenia Campbell

    In the aftermath of a disaster, in an effort to restore a sense of normalcy, outside disaster response groups often take over entirely, despite knowing little about the local setting. This command-and-control approach has created conflict in disaster-stricken communities, hindered the effectiveness of local disaster-relief activities, and introduced additional delays into the disaster-recovery process.

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    The Sendai Agreement and Disaster Risk Reduction

    Conceptual Influences from the Field of Disability Studies

    By Laura Stough and Donghyun Kang

    Unlike its predecessors, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 not only mentions persons with disabilities and their experiences with disaster, it uses language and concepts deeply rooted in the history of disability studies.

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    Sandy on Staten Island

    Culture, Barriers to Recovery, and the Question of Resilience

    By Alexa Dietrich

    For Staten Island, the most suburban of New York City’s five boroughs, the damage and loss of life caused by Superstorm Sandy was particularly devastating. This disparity between the other boroughs was due, in part, to distinct underlying cultural factors.

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NHC Articles

Looking Through Different Filters - 07/04/2016

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Looking Through Different Filters

Culture and Bureaucracy in the Aftermath of Disaster

In the aftermath of a disaster, in an effort to restore a sense of normalcy, outside disaster response groups often take over entirely, despite knowing little about the local setting. This command-and-control approach has created conflict in disaster-stricken communities, hindered the effectiveness of local disaster-relief activities, and introduced additional delays into the disaster-recovery process.

Read More...

The Sendai Agreement and Disaster Risk Reduction - 07/03/2016

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The Sendai Agreement and Disaster Risk Reduction

Conceptual Influences from the Field of Disability Studies

Unlike its predecessors, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 not only mentions persons with disabilities and their experiences with disaster, it uses language and concepts deeply rooted in the history of disability studies.

Read More...

Sandy on Staten Island - 07/02/2016

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Sandy on Staten Island

Culture, Barriers to Recovery, and the Question of Resilience

For Staten Island, the most suburban of New York City’s five boroughs, the damage and loss of life caused by Superstorm Sandy was particularly devastating. This disparity between the other boroughs was due, in part, to distinct underlying cultural factors.

Read More...

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