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Title: Reactive to proactive to reflective disaster response: Introducing critical reflective practices in disaster risk reduction
Authors: Ray-Bennett, Nibedita S.
Masys, A. J.
Shiroshita, H.
Jackson, P.
First Published: 25-Nov-2014
Publisher: Elsevier Inc
Citation: Ray-Bennett, NS;Masys, AJ;Shiroshita, H, Reactive to proactive to reflective disaster response: Introducing critical reflective practices in disaster risk reduction, 'Natural Hazards, Risks and Disasters in Society: A Cross Disciplinary Overview. Hazards and Disaster Series.', 1, 1, Elsevier Inc, 2015, pp. 99-117 (18)
Abstract: Beck (1992) described the modern or postindustrial landscapes as a “risk society.” The fundamental characteristic of this risk society is its interconnectedness and interdependence that makes systems and networks highly complex so much so that they are often vulnerable to abrupt failures. The landscape of risk society is highly prone to social, natural, and technical hazards. The “dangers” created from the combination of these hazards in this interconnected world are hyper/hybrid-risks illustrated through the increase in “natural”/environmental and naturally triggered tec3hnical disasters in general. In such a context, this chapter calls for a “reflective response,” one that is based on critical reflective practices and systems thinking to counter hyper-risks and develop organizational resilience. Some methodologies and methods to promote reflective response are discussed. Usefulness of a reflective response and disaster risk reduction are also explored. A charter of reflective response is suggested.
DOI Link: 10.1016/B978-0-12-396451-9.00007-X
ISBN: 978-0-12-396451-9
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Description: The file associated with this record is under permanent embargo in accordance with the Publisher's Open Access policy. The full text may be available in the links provided above.
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