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Computational Ecology and Software     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Computational Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Computational Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Computational Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Computational Management Science     Hybrid Journal  
Computational Mathematics and Modeling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computational Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computational Methods and Function Theory     Hybrid Journal  
Computational Molecular Bioscience     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Computational Optimization and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computational Particle Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Computational Science and Techniques     Open Access  
Computational Statistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Computational Statistics & Data Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Computational Toxicology     Hybrid Journal  
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 141)
Computer Aided Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Computer Applications in Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Computer Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Computer Engineering and Applications Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Computer Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering : Imaging & Visualization     Hybrid Journal  
Computer Music Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Computer Physics Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computer Science - Research and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computer Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Computer Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Computer Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Computer Science Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Computer Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Computer Standards & Interfaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computer-Aided Design and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Computers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Computers & Chemical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Computers & Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 92)
Computers & Electrical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computers & Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Computers & Mathematics with Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Computers & Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Computers & Education Open     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Computers & Industrial Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Computers and Composition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computers and Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Computers in Biology and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Computers in Entertainment     Hybrid Journal  
Computers in Human Behavior Reports     Open Access  
Computers in Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computers in the Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computers, Environment and Urban Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computerworld Magazine     Free   (Followers: 2)
Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Computing and Software for Big Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Computing and Visualization in Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Computing Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Concurrency and Computation: Practice & Experience     Hybrid Journal  
Connection Science     Open Access  
Control Engineering Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Cryptologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
CSI Transactions on ICT     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Documentación Multimedia     Open Access  
Current Science     Open Access   (Followers: 116)
Cyber-Physical Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Cyberspace : Jurnal Pendidikan Teknologi Informasi     Open Access  
DAIMI Report Series     Open Access  
Data     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Data & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Data Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Data Technologies and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 217)
Data-Centric Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Datenbank-Spektrum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Datenschutz und Datensicherheit - DuD     Hybrid Journal  
Decision Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Design Journal : An International Journal for All Aspects of Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Digital Biomarkers     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Digital Chemical Engineering     Open Access  
Digital Chinese Medicine     Open Access  
Digital Creativity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Digital Finance : Smart Data Analytics, Investment Innovation, and Financial Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Digital Geography and Society     Open Access  
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Digital Journalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Digital Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Digital Platform: Information Technologies in Sociocultural Sphere     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Digital War     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Digitale Welt : Das Wirtschaftsmagazin zur Digitalisierung     Hybrid Journal  
Digitális Bölcsészet / Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Disaster Prevention and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Discover Internet of Things     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Discrete and Continuous Models and Applied Computational Science     Open Access  
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discrete Optimization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Displays     Hybrid Journal  
Distributed and Parallel Databases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
e-learning and education (eleed)     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Ecological Indicators     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Ecological Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ecological Management & Restoration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Edu Komputika Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Education and Information Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Educational Philosophy and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Educational Psychology in Practice: theory, research and practice in educational psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Educational Research and Evaluation: An International Journal on Theory and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Educational Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Egyptian Informatics Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Electronic Design     Partially Free   (Followers: 125)
Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Elektron     Open Access  
Empirical Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Energy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Engineering & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Engineering Computations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Engineering Economist, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Engineering Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Engineering With Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Enterprise Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Entertainment Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Environmental and Ecological Statistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
EPJ Data Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
ESAIM: Control Optimisation and Calculus of Variations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ethics and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
eTransportation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EURO Journal on Computational Optimization     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
EuroCALL Review     Open Access  
European Food Research and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Combinatorics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Computational Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 87)
European Journal of Law and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
European Journal of Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Evolutionary Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Fibreculture Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Finite Fields and Their Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Fixed Point Theory and Applications     Open Access  
Focus on Catalysts     Full-text available via subscription  
Focus on Pigments     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Focus on Powder Coatings     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 318)
Formal Aspects of Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Formal Methods in System Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Forschung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Foundations and Trends® in Databases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Foundations and Trends® in Human-Computer Interaction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Foundations and Trends® in Networking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Foundations and Trends® in Signal Processing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Foundations and Trends® in Theoretical Computer Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Foundations of Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences     Open Access  
Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Frontiers in Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Frontiers in ICT     Open Access  
Frontiers in Neuromorphic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Frontiers of Computer Science in China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Fuel Cells Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Functional Analysis and Its Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Future Computing and Informatics Journal     Open Access  
Future Generation Computer Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Geo-spatial Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Geoforum Perspektiv     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
GeoInformatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Geoinformatics FCE CTU     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
GetMobile : Mobile Computing and Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Granular Computing     Hybrid Journal  
Graphics and Visual Computing     Open Access  
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Group Dynamics : Theory, Research, and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Groups, Complexity, Cryptology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HardwareX     Open Access  
Harvard Data Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health Services Management Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Healthcare Technology Letters     Open Access  
High Frequency     Hybrid Journal  
High-Confidence Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Home Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Home Health Care Management & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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Disaster Prevention and Management
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Number of Followers: 30  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0965-3562 - ISSN (Online) 1758-6100
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  • Developing a monitoring and evaluation framework in a humanitarian
           non-profit organisation using agile methodology

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      Authors: Leanne M. Kelly , Julia Goodall , Lauren Lombardi
      Abstract: This paper relays the process the authors used to develop a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework in the emergency services team at Australian Red Cross. The paper aims to provide useful information and guidance to support others to build and improve their M&E frameworks, which are fundamental for guiding achievement of department or organisational goals. This paper uses a case study to describe the participatory agile methodology applied to develop the framework. The completed framework includes indicators mined from pre-existing literature and highlights the benefits of using an agile and participatory approach to cultivate user buy-in, enhance operational relevance and create timely results. Development of the M&E framework streamlined measurement across the team, improved programmatic strategic alignment, identified gaps in data collection and promoted utilisation of evaluative information. Additionally, it was an exercise in evaluation capacity building, with many process uses, which positively influenced the implementation stage. There are very few scholarly papers that outline the process taken to develop M&E frameworks, and none in the humanitarian, emergency services field. Additionally, this paper offers an innovative use of agile in facilitating a collaborative, sustainable and meaningful framework.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-06-22
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-11-2021-0312
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Inaction, silencing, and ignorance in disaster prevention: the case of
           Rıza Bey Apartment collapse in the earthquake in Turkey

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      Authors: Ebru Tekin Bilbil
      Abstract: This article examines the inaction, silencing and ignorance in ex ante disasters whilst conducting a case study analysis of the Izmir/Samos earthquake, a 6.6 Mw (moment magnitude) earthquake that occurred at a depth of 14.9 km from the ground on 30 October 2020 at 2:51 PM. The 8-floor Riza Bey Apartment in Bayrakli/Izmir was demolished in the earthquake approximately 100 km from the epicenter. After the earthquake, several lawsuits started to conduct investigations on an apartment basis. Focusing on the causes of disasters in engaging with adoptive thinking in disasters, the current article posits the following research question: what are the ex ante socio-technical dynamics and causes of fatality in disasters' The methodological tools and advice related to disaster prevention in ex ante disasters originate from the actor network theory (ANT). Although ANT probes complex and dynamic multiplicities in disaster prevention management, this may be unsatisfactory for conceptualizing and operationalizing a disaster, as it is heavily reliant on discerning between humans and non-humans. Data were gathered (February 2021–February 2022) from 15 face-to-face interviews, 2 phone interviews, official documents, archival records, open-sourced public interviews, political speeches, newspaper articles, public reports, expert reports stories, videos, legal transcriptions and photographs. Additionally, data were gathered from the commission minutes officially published on the government website. This article revealed the confusion of authority between the local and central governments and the gap between institutions and citizens in understanding and implementing the disaster prevention laws and regulations. It found that the causes of disasters beyond any dichotomies, such as surface versus site and ground versus grounded, rely not only on the technical roles of disaster prevention but also the non-technical roles assigned to it. Since the lawsuit has been in continuation, the process is still alive, and data gathering is limited to the litigation conditions of public servants in terms of sharing information. Since many of the flat owners died, it is difficult to access information on the apartment meetings to learn more about the resistance of flat owners against urban transformation and the possibility of ignoring or hiding the risk assessment report. Disaster prevention is such a complex process which generates complex adaptation mechanisms (physical, behavioral, biological, cognitive through training, learning and experiencing). Also, there is a need to understand the scale of adaptive behavior and its function to improve adoptive mechanisms. With a transdisciplinary focus, each discipline needs to embrace one another's calculation and calculative practices while they measure, observe, analyze and implement risk and uncertainties. It is hard to prevent disasters without knowing the flow of root relations between actors and elements that are in movement with different directions, forms and motions. These unbalanced, uneven and endless root relationships between actors' movements create a constant state of tension of organizing, recording, auditing, quantifying, computing, mapping (geology, Earth information system and micro-zonation), budgeting, bookkeeping, measuring, performance, regulating, controlling, monitoring and auditing with all the numbers and data. There is a gap in the literature in terms of the interaction between accounts and institutions in ex ante disaster.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-06-07
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-03-2022-0069
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Towards a liberatory pedagogy of disaster risk reduction among built
           environment educators

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      Authors: Ksenia Chmutina , Jason von Meding
      Abstract: This paper aims to enhance the understanding of what is being taught – and how – to future built environment (BE) professionals in higher education (HE) BE curricular in the context of disaster risk reduction (DRR). Reflecting on the results of an extensive survey carried out among 21 BE educators representing 14 countries, the pedagogies used to educate tomorrow’s BE professionals about DRR-related subjects are explored. The vast majority of HE training for the future BE professionals focuses on hazards as a “problem” posed by nature – something that can be “solved” through a technical solution. Little reflection is required as to the social implications of DRR “solutions”, and knowledge too often remains analytical and distant from any sort of lived experience. Whilst many DRR-related subjects introduce the ideas of human-centric DRR, there is still a disconnection between technical engineering subjects and broader social science subjects. This is a missed opportunity for students acquiring technical knowledge to reflect on and engage with a wider societal context. The paper draws on the liberative pedagogies of Paulo Freire, bell hooks and others to engage BE educators in collectively drawing on philosophies and practices that emphasise holistic ways of knowing and learning and encourage the broader consideration of non-technical ideas. This kind of DRR pedagogy is required if the society is to collectively strive for a BE that enhances equity and well-being, while avoiding the creation of risk through development and redevelopment.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-04-29
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-02-2022-0041
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Factors influencing preparedness self-efficacy among Hispanics and Latinos
           in the United States

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      Authors: Jason D. Rivera
      Abstract: Currently there is a lack of information regarding factors that influence individuals' disaster preparedness self-efficacy among various minority groups in the US. This research seeks to start filling this gap of knowledge by exploring potential factors among Hispanics and Latinos. This research uses disaggregated data from the 2020 FEMA National Household Survey to explore potential factors associated with preparedness self-efficacy among Hispanics and Latinos in the US. The study uses an ordered logistic regression to analyze data. This research finds that Hispanics' and Latinos' preparedness self-efficacy is statistically related to their income and the FEMA region in which they live, but not prior disaster experience nor exposure and access to disaster preparedness information. This paper is unique because of the current lack of information available on what specifically contributes to Hispanics' and Latinos' preparedness self-efficacy.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-04-19
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-11-2021-0299
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Social capital and institutional complexity in Svalbard: the case
           of avalanche disaster management

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      Authors: Rachel Gjelsvik Tiller , Ashley D. Ross , Elizabeth Nyman
      Abstract: Resilience can be understood as the ability of communities to adapt to disturbances in a way that reduces chronic vulnerability and promotes growth. Disaster scholars assert that resilience is developed through a set of adaptive capacities across multiple domains, including society, the economy, the built and natural environments, and sociopolitical institutions. These adaptive capacities have been thought to be networked, but little is known about how they are connected. The authors explore how institutional capacity and social capital intersect to influence change adaptation, using a case from the Artic: Longyearbyen in the Svalbard archipelago. The authors use case study methods that integrate original interviews of Longyearbyen residents with news articles and public documents to analyze emergent themes related to institutional capacity, social capital and disaster risk reduction. Analyses reveal that implementation gaps in hazard and disaster programs and policies, coupled with high turnover of staff in key positions, have created accountability issues indicative of low institutional capacity and weak social capital between the public and government. Additionally, high turnover of the population of the community, within the context of the legacy as a mining company town, is accompanied by social divisions and low trust between diverse cultural groups in the community. This lack of social capital provides little support for institutional capacity to effectively mitigate risk posed by climate change. This study illuminates institutional capacity building needs directly related to disaster resilience for cases of complex institutional arrangements and developing democracy.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-04-08
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-05-2021-0168
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • A conceptual model for marine oil spills management in South Africa

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      Authors: Phindile Tiyiselani Zanele Sabela-Rikhotso , Dewald van Niekerk , Livhuwani David Nemakonde
      Abstract: Traditionally, management of disasters, particularly those emanating from environmental hazards, have been reactive with efforts focussed on technical response issues. Drawing from incident command system (ICS) theory, this paper proposes a conceptual model for managing marine oil spills in South Africa. A qualitative biased sequential mixed-based research method was applied for this study. The technical processes undertaken in instituting a incident management system (IMS) for marine oil spills through Operation Phakisa Oil and Gas initiative were observed from November 2016 to November 2019. Preliminary findings were subsequently explored quantitatively in 54 semi-structured questionnaires conducted with experts in the marine pollution environment. Findings presented in this paper demonstrate an integrative coordination continuum with a stringent focus on coherent multi-stakeholders' incident management collaborations. Qualitative findings stipulated limitations to the efficient application of oil spill risk minimisation policies, especially in the provincial and local spheres of government. Quantitative findings established that some local municipalities have mainstreamed and have budgets for inter-organisational planning and preparedness. Regardless, several informants continue to perceive disaster risk management and offshore-related activities as “unfunded mandates”, especially where response operation and sustainable rehabilitation programmes are concerned. In integrating the organisational theory and the incident command tools, the value of this study dwells in recommending a conceptual model that mainstreams inter- and intra-organisational planning, preparedness and response to the marine oil spill risk. The model is valuable because it focusses beyond the traditional emergency response tool but is fundamental in effecting adherence to reporting lines, performance standards and information integration.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-04-06
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-08-2021-0241
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  • Emergency health in the aftermath of disasters: a post-Hurricane Matthew
           skin outbreak in rural Haiti

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      Authors: Toni Cela , Louis Herns Marcelin , Nadia Lise Fleurantin , Shesly Jean Louis
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the context of the emergence of a skin infection outbreak in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and detail the role of community-based participatory research in mobilizing local action in a country with low state capacity. While implementing a post-disaster study that combined a survey of 984 households and 69 community leaders with 23 focus groups, 60 ethnographic interviews and community mapping, a skin infection outbreak was detected. Using study results, the research team in partnership with different stakeholders responded to the outbreak with a health intervention. The findings illustrate how pre-existing conditions shape local communities' vulnerability to health crises in the aftermath of disasters and the critical role research can play in informing the recovery processes. Community-based approaches to emergency health reinforced by multi-stakeholder partnerships with local government can strengthen post-disaster response and governance structures setting the groundwork for the development of local resilience. The health intervention was implemented as a result of the study. Patients served were not derived from the study sample but were self-selected based on their need for skin-related medical treatment. This article highlights the integral role research can play in identifying the health impacts of disaster events in vulnerable, hard-to-reach communities and strengthening government involvement in disaster governance.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-03-04
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-04-2021-0121
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  • Aging queer in a pandemic: intersectionalities and perceptions

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      Authors: A.J. Faas , Simon Jarrar , Noémie Gonzalez Bautista
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to highlight the experiences and issues of an overlooked demographic: older LGBTQ + adults in the US, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This allows the authors to explore possible changes in policy and practice regarding the management of the pandemic with attention to elderly LGBTQ. Building on the authors’ experience in disaster research and a study of older LGBTQ + adults in the San Francisco Bay Area, the authors analyze key trends in COVID-19 pandemic management while drawing lessons from the AIDS epidemic. The authors have found that LGBTQ + people, especially older and transgender individuals, have unique experiences with hazards and public safety and healthcare professionals and organizations (e.g. heteronormative care, traumatic insensitivity, deprioritizing essential treatments as elective). Second, older LGBTQ + adults' perceptions of state responses to pandemics were heavily influenced by experiences with the HIV/AIDS pandemic. And third, experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic have important implications for preventing, responding to and recovering from future epidemics/pandemics. The authors point to two parallel implications of this work. The first entails novel approaches to queering disaster prevention, response and recovery. And the second is to connect the management of the COVID-19 pandemic to the principles of harm reduction developed by grassroots organizations to suggest new ways to think about contagion and organize physical distancing, while still socializing to take care of people’s physical and mental health, especially the more marginalized like elderly LGBTQ + people.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-06-2021-0196
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • “Critique is not a verb”: is peer review stifling the dialogue in
           disaster scholarship'

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      Authors: Ksenia Chmutina , Wesley Cheek , Jason von Meding
      Abstract: In this position piece, the authors will reflect on some of their recent experiences with the peer-review process in disaster studies and show how debate can so easily be stifled. The authors write it as a plea for healthy academic argumentative discussion and intellectual dialogue that would help all of us to refine our ideas, respect others’ ideas and learn from each other. The authors provide reflection on our own experiences. All the examples here are based on the anonymous (double-blinded) peer reviews that the authors have received in the past two years in response to papers submitted to disaster-related journals. The authors show that the grounds for rejection often have nothing to do with the rigour of the research but are instead based on someone's philosophy, beliefs, values or opinions that differ from that of the authors, and which undermine the peer-review process. There is so much potential in amicable and productive disagreements, which means that we can talk together – and through this, we can learn. Yet, the debate in its purest academic sense is a rare beast in disaster scholarship – largely because opposing views do not get published. The authors call for ideological judgement and self-interest to be put aside when peers' work is reviewed – and for intellectual critique to be used in a productive way that would enhance rather than stifle scholarship.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-02-18
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-09-2021-0266
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Clashes of cultures during crises: coordinating firefighter, police and
           paramedic interactions

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      Authors: James R. Van Scotter , Karen Moustafa Leonard
      Abstract: The purpose is to expand our understanding of different organizational group interactions in crises and extend the Competing Values Framework of organizational culture into three first responder groups – firefighters, police and emergency medical technicians. Because unique organizational culture is a critical element in the success or failure of any organization, when organizations combine during crisis, failure often results. The authors examined the cultures of first responders in a crisis to determine whether differences in cultural type might explain some failures. Using the Competing Values Framework for organizational culture, the authors examined literature on the three first responder cultures. The literature is available on the failure of these organizations to work together in crisis, but little on the deep organizational reasons for these failures. In view of the different challenges each profession faces and ways they organize to address those challenges, self-directed coordination of these three distinct groups may be optimal, rather than an overall system of command and control. This can be visualized when the authors examine the three cultures using the Competing Values Framework. The authors discuss specific reasons for problems in crisis coordination and give suggestions on coping with three or more different cultures. This is a literature review and conceptual paper. A meta-analysis of incidences would be helpful. When disparate organizations work together, culture may interfere with cooperation and coordination. Taking organizational culture into account will enable operations with less friction. In this paper, the authors explain why. Lack of cooperation and coordination among firefighters, police and EMTs could create loss of life or property. Understanding potential cultural differences will help the disparate groups work together better. The authors examine organizational culture differences in detail as a reason for the failures of coordination of first responders in crisis. In addition, the authors extend the Competing Values Framework to these essential groups of first responders. The authors are the first to propose a taxonomy of culture for these three groups, based on the Competing Values Framework.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-02-15
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-09-2021-0273
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Social learning, innovative adaptation and community resilience to
           disasters: the case of flash floods in Bangladesh

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      Authors: C. Emdad Haque , M. Abul Kalam Azad , Mahed-Ul-Islam Choudhury
      Abstract: Existing literature on how social learning stemming from flood experience influences management and adaptation to flood-risks, and resilience-building is scant. In this context, the purpose of this study is to map the processes and examine the application of social learning in formulating coping measures and adaptation strategies in Bangladesh's wetland communities. To bridge this research gap, conceptually, we formulated the Social Learning from Disasters (SLD) Framework to explain the process of social learning from flood experience and the mechanism of its influence on community resilience. Applying a qualitative research approach, the empirical investigation was carried out in the Fenarbak Union of Sunamganj District, Bangladesh. Using a participatory approach and qualitative techniques, the required primary data were procured. The results of the study yielded three key findings: (1) social learning and memory have often enabled wetland communities to adopt diverse coping and adaptive measures in response to flash floods; (2) social learning-based actions have resulted in reduced flood-risk and enhanced community resilience to flash floods, especially when these actions were supported by both local and external innovations and (3) the aforementioned social learning stemmed primarily from first-hand experience of flash floods, which was shared via various collective learning platforms. The study followed a participatory methodology and the data were procured from two communities in the union level unit of Bangladesh. Therefore, generalization to apply to the larger context should be made with caution. Also, the study represents a cross-sectional study, and thus understanding of the long-term trend is not possible. The findings of the study have direct and profound implications for local community-level disaster-risk planning. As there are serious deficiencies in documenting and preserving social learning for community resilience and development planning, this study offers a conceptual framework, along with empirical evidence, for transforming these lessons learned into practical actions for change. The findings of the study highlight the importance of social learning as a collective effort and provide empirical evidence of innovative adaptations to change. These results are critical to formulating societal strategies for disaster-risk management as well as to enhance community resilience. Limited efforts have hitherto been made to determine (1) how the actual process of social learning from disaster shocks takes place, and (2) how innovative adaptation strategies lead vulnerable communities to take up social learning-based actions. Our research attempts to fill these knowledge gaps by providing an evidence-based account of community resilience-building responses to flash flood disasters.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-02-14
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-12-2020-0373
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Managing disasters integrating traditional knowledge and scientific
           knowledge systems: a study from Narayani basin, Nepal

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      Authors: Chandra Lal Pandey , Anoj Basnet
      Abstract: Managing disasters using modern science and traditional knowledge systems in silos has several prospects and limitations. Despite the catalyst role of the traditional knowledge in reducing the risks of disasters and adapting to climate change, this knowledge has not featured prominently in any of the existing disaster policies and disaster science. The authors demonstrate how traditional knowledge and modern science can be integrated for holistic approach of disaster risk reduction and management. Using qualitative research method complemented by thorough literature review, this article captures traditional knowledge and practices of communities in the Narayani Basin for flood disaster risks reduction and management and shows ways to integrate traditional knowledge and modern science for holistic approach of disaster risk reduction and management. The authors found that traditional knowledge system and practices have worked as an alternative to modern technoengineering approaches of disaster risk reduction and management and hold immense potential to contribute against disasters; therefore, this knowledge system of the communities not only needs to be recognized, conserved and documented but also is to be incorporated into efforts to formulate effective disaster management strategies and be amalgamated with the technoengineering practices for a holistic approach so that it can ensure disaster safety and security of the communities. The authors conducted this study collecting primary data from Narayani basin only; however, the authors believe that these practices and findings of the research may still be representative. The practical implication of this research is that traditional knowledge system needs to be integrated with technobureaucratic knowledge of disaster management, enabling to develop a more robust and holistic approach of disaster risk reduction and management. This research documents being extinct traditional knowledge system and empowers communities by supporting them to integrate and use both traditional knowledge and modern technobureaucratic knowledge for building communities flood resilient. This research is based on both primary and secondary data and original in case of its findings and conclusion, and no similar research contextualizing the role of traditional knowledge system in flood disaster management has been conducted in Narayani Basin of Nepal in the past.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-01-25
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-04-2021-0136
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Social vulnerability and disasters: development and evaluation of a
           CONVERGE training module for researchers and practitioners

         This is an Open Access Article Open Access Article

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      Authors: Rachel Marie Adams , Candace Evans , Amy Wolkin , Tracy Thomas , Lori Peek
      Abstract: Social vulnerability in the context of disaster management refers to the sociodemographic characteristics of a population and the physical, social, economic, and environmental factors that increase their susceptibility to adverse disaster outcomes and capacity to anticipate, cope with, resist, and recover from disaster events. Because disasters do not impact people equally, researchers, public health practitioners, and emergency managers need training to meet the complex needs of vulnerable populations. To address gaps in current education, the CONVERGE initiative, headquartered at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, developed the Social Vulnerability and Disasters Training Module. This free online course draws on decades of research to examine the factors that influence social vulnerability to disasters. Examples of studies and evidence-based programs are included to illuminate common methods for studying social vulnerability and ways that research can guide practice. To evaluate the module, all trainees completed a pre- and post-training questionnaire. Between July 2019 and September 2021, 1,089 people completed the module. Wilcoxon signed rank tests demonstrated a significant perceived increase in self-rated knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA). Students, members of historically underrepresented populations, and those new to or less experienced in the field, had the greatest perceived increase. This training module can help participants understand the specific needs of socially vulnerable populations to help reduce human suffering from disasters. This article describes a novel web-based training and offers evaluation data showing how it can help educate a broad hazards and disaster workforce on an important topic for disaster management.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-03-25
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-04-2021-0131
      Issue No: Vol. 31 , No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Japanese stone monuments and disaster memory – perspectives for DRR
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      Authors: Emmanuel Garnier , Florence Lahournat
      Abstract: The paper focuses on an aspect of disaster often overlooked by experts: that of disaster memory both as a prevention tool and one potentially contributing to the resilience of vulnerable communities in Japan. The objective is, more specifically, to explore one specific source of disaster memory in Japan, namely the disaster-related stone monuments scattered throughout the archipelago. To achieve the goals, the authors have studied several types of materials. First, the authors have used the “Natural Disaster Monument” online database compiled by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GIS), data upon which the authors based the field research study, focused on water-related disaster in Otsu city (Shiga Prefecture). Simultaneously, the authors have systematically searched Japanese newspapers since the middle of the 19th century as well as the archives of Shiga prefecture in order to collect additional information on the statistical reality of these monuments, the context of their creation and in order to better estimate the severity of our case studies. First, the findings show that stone monuments are indeed structuring elements of disaster memory in Japan. Not only are they present throughout the archipelago, but in addition, they are still for the most part visited by local communities. Second, the findings show how this material culture of disaster, as a vector of disaster memory, could be used as a tool to better understand and bring awareness to the occurrence of specific hazards, especially to future generations. The authors promote an interdisciplinary approach by associating anthropology and history. The study offers a new and original character about an object of study relating to both the cultural and historical fields but still often neglected as a tool and object of research in DDR. The authors provide a method and suggest ways to integrate these stone monuments into DDR policies. Finally, the authors propose to better integrate these monuments into the overall reflection on disaster awareness and disaster mitigation.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2022-01-17
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-03-2021-0089
      Issue No: Vol. 31 , No. 6 (2022)
       
  • Social learning for enhancing social-ecological resilience to
           disaster-shocks: a policy Delphi approach

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      Authors: C. Emdad Haque , Fikret Berkes , Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares , Helen Ross , F. Stuart Chapin III , Brent Doberstein , Maureen G. Reed , Nirupama Agrawal , Prateep K. Nayak , David Etkin , Michel Doré , David Hutton
      Abstract: The plethora of contributions to social learning has resulted in a wide range of interpretations, meanings and applications of social learning, both within and across disciplines. However, advancing the concept and using social learning methods and tools in areas like disaster-shocks requires interdisciplinary consolidation of understandings. In this context, the primary focus of this paper is on the contributions of social learning to disaster risk reduction (DRR). By applying a three-round policy Delphi process involving 18 purposefully selected scholars and expert-practitioners, the authors collected data on the meanings of social learning for two groups of professionals, DRR and social-ecological resilience. The survey instruments included questions relating to the identification of the core elements of social learning and the prospects for enhancing social-ecological resilience. The results revealed strong agreement that (1) the core elements of social learning indicate a collective, iterative and collaborative process that involves sharing/networking, changes in attitudes and knowledge and inclusivity; (2) social learning from disasters is unique; and (3) linkages between disciplines can be built by promoting interdisciplinarity, networks and knowledge platforms; collaboration and coordination at all levels; and teaching and practicing trust and respect. Social learning is useful in preparing for and responding to specific disaster events through communication; sharing experience, ideas and resources; creating synergies for collective action and promoting resilience. The policy Delphi process involved a limited number of participants to control the quality of the data. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this paper is the first of its kind to identify the core elements of social learning, specifically, in the disaster-shock context. It also makes significant contributions to the interdisciplinary integration issues. The practical implications of this study are related to pre-disaster planning and mitigation through the application of social learning on disaster-shocks. The social implications of this study are related to valuing social learning for the improvement of disaster planning, management, and policy formulation and implementation in reducing disaster risks. The study provides a consensus view on the core elements of social learning and its role in DRR and resilience building. Relevant to all stages of DRR, social learning is best characterized as a collective, iterative and collaborative process. It can be promoted by enhancing networking and interdisciplinarity.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2021-11-23
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-03-2021-0079
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Governance quality, administrative values and disaster risk management

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      Authors: David Oliver Kasdan
      Abstract: This study explores the relationships between governance quality and disaster risk in respect to the pillar values of public administration. The objective is to strengthen the focus and resolve of bureaucratic institutions to engage with disaster risk management (DRM) as a core function. Multiple correlation analysis is conducted using data from global indices of disaster risk and governance quality. This is situated in the argument for the importance of public administration to conduct DRM under the auspices of core values for governance. There are strong relationships between measures of disaster risk and various qualities of governance that adhere to the administrative theories of public welfare management, particularly through measures for mitigation and preparedness. This study is conducted at the national level and may obscure regional effects of governance quality and disaster risk that occur in larger and environmentally diverse countries. There are few studies that champion the value of public administration's qualities and values in the efforts of DRM. This research provides support for such a position by connecting governance quality to disaster risk and overlaying the influence of the core administrative values of efficiency, effectiveness, the economy and equity.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2021-11-22
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-09-2021-0252
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Development of disaster risk reduction policy in Thailand

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      Authors: Kaori Kitagawa
      Abstract: This exploratory study discusses the policy learning process of the development of disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy. The paper discusses how DRR has and has not developed in Thailand through the two major disasters: the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and the 2011 Great Flood. The information was collected by documentary analysis to gain a historical and critical understanding of the development of the system and policy of DRR in Thailand. Additionally, key stakeholders' interviews were undertaken to supplement the analysis. The paper demonstrates that Thailand's DRR development has been “reactive” rather than “proactive”, being largely directed by global DRR actors. Being a small-scale study, the sample size was small. The analysis and argument would be consolidated with an increase in the number of interviews. The model can help deconstruct which dimension of the learning process a government has/has not achieved well. The application of the “restrictive-expansive policy learning” model, which identifies different dimensions of policy learning, reveals that the Thai government's policy learning was of a mixed nature.
      Citation: Disaster Prevention and Management
      PubDate: 2020-04-14
      DOI: 10.1108/DPM-08-2019-0244
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2020)
       
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