Community, Market, and Government Responses to Disaster

  • Daniel P. Aldrich
  • Yasuyuki Sawada
  • Sothea Oum
Part of the Risk, Governance and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 18)


This chapter introduces the core theoretical frameworks which motivate this edited volume, focusing on the roles of community, the market, and the government in disaster risk reduction and post-crisis recovery. It lays out trends in natural and manmade disasters over the past few decades and underscores the need to identify effective disaster mitigation and preparation strategies which augment complementarities among family and community ties, the market mechanisms, and the government interventions. Finally, this chapter summarizes the chapters which populate the book in three sections on family and community ties, production networks and market-based insurance mechanisms, and government policy and risk management. The chapter also suggests several concrete policy recommendations for government, NGO, and community decision makers.


Natural Disaster Disaster Risk Disaster Management Insurance Market Disaster Risk Reduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel P. Aldrich
    • 1
  • Yasuyuki Sawada
    • 2
  • Sothea Oum
    • 3
  1. 1.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East AsiaJakartaIndonesia

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