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Responding to disasters. Diversity of bureaucrats, technicrats and local people

  title={Responding to disasters. Diversity of bureaucrats, technicrats and local people},
  author={Dorothea Hilhorst},
  journal={International journal of mass emergencies and disasters},
  • D. Hilhorst
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • International journal of mass emergencies and disasters
The relations between disaster experts, governments, and local people have often been considered problematic in disaster situations. The idea that disasters caused by natural hazards are the ultimate terrain of experts and managers has been discredited by approaches focusing on the capacities and coping practices of local people, while the role of governments in the interplay between experts and local people is often left unclear. This paper reviews some recent insights into the complexity of… 

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