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Public Management and Disaster Risk Reduction: potential interdisciplinary contributions

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Author(s): Gerrit van der Waldt

Journal: Jàmbá : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies
ISSN 1996-1421

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 14;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
This article investigates the interdisciplinary nature of Disaster Risk Reduction as an emerging field of study. The development of this field of study is interpreted within the context of the evolution of Public Management as an academic discipline. The author argues that the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of both Public Management and Disaster Risk Reduction share commonalities. Thus, the foundational and functional aspects of Public Management did, and should continue to, inform and enrich the study of Disaster Risk Reduction.
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