From disaster to sustainable civil society: the Kobe experience.

  title={From disaster to sustainable civil society: the Kobe experience.},
  author={Rajib Shaw and Katsuihciro Goda},
  volume={28 1},
Nine years after the Kobe earthquake in Japan, social issues are still prominent, and the rehabilitation process is still ongoing. The earthquake caused two major changes in Japanese society: an increase in voluntary and non-government activities, and the enhancement of cooperation between local government and the residents' association. People's participation in the decision-making process was a significant achievement. To sustain the efforts generated after the earthquake, the Kobe Action… CONTINUE READING


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