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Toward a Better Understanding of Complex Emergency Response Systems: An Event-Driven Lens for Integrating Formal and Volunteer-Based, Participatory Emergency Responses

Abstract Traditionally, emergency response is in large part the role and responsibility of formal organizations. Advances in information technology enable amateurs or concerned publics to play a meaningful role in emergency response. Indeed, in recent catastrophic disasters or crises such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 Japan earthquake and nuclear crisis, participatory online groups of the general public from both across the globe and the affected areas made significant contributions to the effective response through crowdsourcing vital information and assisting with the allocation of needed resources. Thus, a more integrative lens is needed to understand the responses of various actors to catastrophic crises or disasters by taking into a... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Park, Chul Hyun (Author) / Johnston, Erik (Advisor) / Schugurensky, Daniel (Committee member) / Williams, Linda (Committee member) / Kapucu, Naim (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public administration / Civic engagement / Collaborative governance / Crowdsourcing / Disaster / Emergency management / Information technology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 186 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Public Administration 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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