Disaster Policies and Governance: Promoting Community Resilience

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Disaster Policies and Governance: Promoting Community Resilience


  • Naim Kapucu School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Abdul-Akeem Sadiq School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, USA


Abstract  This brief editorial introduction highlights the importance of policies and effective governance for disaster resilience including communities, individuals, institutions, and organizations through the execution of deliberate choice and collective action. Effective facilitation of development and implementation of disaster policies can lead to more resilient communities in the aftermath of disasters. The success of design, development, and execution of disaster resilience policies require engagement of the “whole community”.


Keywords  collaborative governance; community resilience; disaster resilience; politics; whole community


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/pag.v4i4.829