Disasters as opportunities for social change: using the multi-level perspective to consider the barriers to disaster-related transitions. Becker, S. L. and Reusser, D. E. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.
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We examine the suitability of using the multi-level perspective to describe disaster-related transitions and their barriers in an institutional environment that expects disaster responders, such as government agencies, to adhere to the increasingly established principles of disaster risk reduction. We created a process-tracing test based on disaster and transition literature and applied it to two cases: Cyclone Nargis and Hurricane Katrina. In applying this test we found that multi-level perspective is a valid way to describe disaster-related transitions. We also determined that both the concepts of build back better and disaster risk reduction influenced the transitions. Moreover, a lack of resources and a strong government desire for control presented obstacles to transition. These disaster-related transitions have implications for policy considerations. Knowledge from this article can inform future studies on disaster response and recovery.
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	title = {Disasters as opportunities for social change: using the multi-level perspective to consider the barriers to disaster-related transitions},
	issn = {2212-4209},
	shorttitle = {Disasters as opportunities for social change},
	url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300164},
	doi = {10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.05.005},
	abstract = {We examine the suitability of using the multi-level perspective to describe disaster-related transitions and their barriers in an institutional environment that expects disaster responders, such as government agencies, to adhere to the increasingly established principles of disaster risk reduction. We created a process-tracing test based on disaster and transition literature and applied it to two cases: Cyclone Nargis and Hurricane Katrina. In applying this test we found that multi-level perspective is a valid way to describe disaster-related transitions. We also determined that both the concepts of build back better and disaster risk reduction influenced the transitions. Moreover, a lack of resources and a strong government desire for control presented obstacles to transition. These disaster-related transitions have implications for policy considerations. Knowledge from this article can inform future studies on disaster response and recovery.},
	urldate = {2016-05-30},
	journal = {International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction},
	author = {Becker, S. L. and Reusser, D. E.},
	keywords = {Cyclone Nargis, Disaster risk reduction, Hurricane Katrina, Multi-Level Perspective, Transition},
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