Meanings and constraints: processes shaping vulnerability reduction in Philippine National Red Cross disaster preparedness initiatives.

Allen, Katrina M. (2003) Meanings and constraints: processes shaping vulnerability reduction in Philippine National Red Cross disaster preparedness initiatives. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.

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Community-based initiatives have also been instrumental in increasing the responsibility placed upon communities and their institutions, in implementing measures designed to reduce vulnerability, without granting increased powers or means to tackle the root cause of vulnerability. Control of project processes remains vested largely in the Philippine National Red Cross, donor organisations and local government actors. Finally, community-based approaches have served to shift the focus away from wider - often more politically sensitive - factors impacting vulnerability, which supersede community-level control and responsibility. There is a danger of community-based approaches unwittingly contributing to the `depoliticisation' of issues surrounding vulnerability.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Research Areas:Masters and Doctorates > Theses
Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Law > Social Policy Research Centre
ID Code:6364
Deposited On:05 Aug 2010 12:56
Last Modified:20 Jul 2014 11:43

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