Type
Book
Title
Governing Disasters. Beyond Risk Culture : Beyond Risk Culture
In
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Author(s)
REVET Sandrine - Centre de recherches internationales (Publishing director)
LANGUMIER Julien - Laboratoire Recherches Interdisciplinaires Ville, Espace, Société (Publishing director)
Editor
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan
Collection
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Pages
260 p.
ISBN
9781137435460
Keywords
Political Sociology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Social Work and Social Welfare, Health and Community Care, Social Policy, Power and the State
Abstract
EN
Irreversible and exceptional events, disasters are nevertheless governed, usually in the context of specific, dedicated interventions by state authorities or NGOs, who aim to lead the affected population from a place of emergency to a new, post-disaster - but still undefined - position. How do the victims of disaster interact with the dispositifs of government and disaster? Based on extensive research - both ethnographic and historical - conducted over a long period of time in field locations as various as Hong-Kong, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, France, Argentina, and Italy, this volume offers an acute analysis of how actors at local, national, and international levels govern disasters. Chapter contributions show that the victims of disaster do not remain passive; rather, they react to and critique what this volume calls the 'government of disaster' and one of its central paradigms, the culture of risk, which leaves unaddressed key political issues.

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