Partie ou chapitre de livre
Conceptualizing and Confronting Disasters: A Panorama of Social Science Research and International Policies
The Politics and Policies of Relief, Aid and Reconstruction. Constracting Approaches to Disasters and Emergencies
42 - 56 p.
Book abstract : Innovation in the world's institutions and global politics as well as in the physical environment and practices of the contemporary societies has raised the need for specific and up-to-date knowledge about the politics and policies of relief, aid and reconstruction. This book advances the political analysis of international disaster policies which have been mostly in the domain of other social sciences. Exploring the formation of this field of study, this collection analyses the most recent disaster events including the Haiti earthquake, the tsunami in the Pacific Ocean and the genocide in Rwanda and Former Yugoslavia. Broadly linked to constructivism and neo-institutionalism, this book also looks at the impact of these cooperation policies on the governance of the present global system.