Disaster governance in conflict settings
Researchers working on the When Disaster Meets Conflict research project have published 2 articles in the journal Politics and Governance.
'Disaster Governance in Conflict-Affected Authoritarian Contexts: The Cases of Ethiopia, Myanmar, and Zimbabwe'
Authored by Dr Isabelle Desportes and Professor Thea Hilhorst, this article offers a middle-ground scenario-based approach, focusing on disaster governance in authoritarian contexts experiencing low-intensity conflict. It explores the politics of disaster response by asking what is at stake and what happened, unpacking these questions for state, civil society, and international humanitarian actors.
'The Politics of the Multi-Local in Disaster Governance'
This article by Samantha Melis and Professor Raymond Apthorpe questions the concept of 'localization', asking What is ‘the local’? How does localization work in practice? The authors aim to build a foundation for the understanding of connotative, nuanced ‘locals’ and to explore the multiple dimensions of the local in both theory and practice.
Read the article online - 'The Politics of the Multi-Local in Disaster Governance'