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Sharing responsibility in disaster management policy


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Atkinson, C and Curnin, S ORCID: 0000-0001-5248-7250 2020 , 'Sharing responsibility in disaster management policy' , Progress in disaster science, vol. 7 , pp. 1-9 , doi: 10.1016/j.pdisas.2020.100122.

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction delivers internationally agreed upon norms for disaster risk reduction, engendered in part through shared-responsibility, and subsequently adopted by Australia. However, it has been contended that shared-responsibility in Australia is a partially articulated social contract. Through targeted engagement with the works of Foucault, a combination of document analysis on selected disaster risk reduction policies and employing a taxonomy of obligations of shared-responsibility, we investigate if shared-responsibility signifies the failure of dominant disaster management discourses to articulate concrete responsibilities. We identify that an incomplete normalisation process is in part responsible for partial articulation.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Atkinson, C and Curnin, S
Keywords: shared-responsibility, biopower, normalisation, disaster policy
Journal or Publication Title: Progress in disaster science
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2590-0617
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.pdisas.2020.100122
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Copyright 2020 Elsevier. This is an open access article under the Creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)license (

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