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Disaster Management and Role of Local Government: Lesson from Hull's Experience

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2013, 9(7), pp.267-290
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

이현웅 1 Hyun-jae Choi 2 Kim, Jong-Eop 3

1한국과학기술원(KAIST) 공공혁신·전자정부 연구센터
2서울특별시의회 사무처
3연세대학교

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ABSTRACT

In these times of escalating concern over global warming and its effects on weather patterns, as well as the size and frequency of natural disasters, it seems fitting to analyse and discuss how effectively governments are planning for disasters and whether they are responding to them appropriately. During the summerof 2007 the United Kingdom experienced some of the worst flooding in its history, with the city of Hull amongst the worst affected. An examination of the government handling of mitigation measures and disaster response in this instance raises comparisons to the 2011 heavy rain related flooding in Seoul, South Korea. These events are especially appropriate for comparison given the vulnerability of each city and general feeling of dissatisfaction among residents. This paper examines each event individually and presents a comparison of the actions and inactions of each local government. The result is a call for stronger and more decisive measures to combat climate change and protect vulnerable populations more efficiently against natural disasters.

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