Emergent phenomena and the sociology of disaster: lessons, trends and opportunities from the research literature

Emergent phenomena and the sociology of disaster: lessons, trends and opportunities from the... Research on emergent behavior has been a significant topic within disaster studies. Through a detailed review of the literature we provide background information about this particular branch of disaster sociology. Following a brief discussion of the process by which literature was selected, important trends and areas of debate are discussed. These include the validation of previous findings, an expansion of the discussion on emergent phenomena and a critique of the bureaucratic approach. We conclude with implications for the theory and practice of emergency management. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Disaster Prevention and Management Emerald Publishing

Emergent phenomena and the sociology of disaster: lessons, trends and opportunities from the research literature

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0965-3562
DOI
10.1108/09653560310474214
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Abstract

Research on emergent behavior has been a significant topic within disaster studies. Through a detailed review of the literature we provide background information about this particular branch of disaster sociology. Following a brief discussion of the process by which literature was selected, important trends and areas of debate are discussed. These include the validation of previous findings, an expansion of the discussion on emergent phenomena and a critique of the bureaucratic approach. We conclude with implications for the theory and practice of emergency management.

Journal

Disaster Prevention and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 2003

Keywords: Disaster management; Bureaucracy; Sociology; Phenomenology

References

  • Race, ethnicity and disasters in the United States: a review of the literature
    Fothergill, A.; Maestas, E.; DeRover Darlington, J.
  • The NORC studies of human behavior in disaster
    Fritz, C.; Marks, E.
  • Effective emergency management: reconsidering the bureaucratic approach
    Neal, D.; Phillips, B.
  • In search of social structure
    Peacock, W.
  • Social aftermath and organizational response to a major disaster: the case of the 1995 Sakhalin earthquake in Russia
    Porfiriev, B.

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