Journal article

Shared responsibility, community engagement and resilience: international perspectives

Jim McLennan, Karen Reid, Ruth Beilin

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT | AUSTRALIAN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INST | Published : 2019

Abstract

Australia’s National Strategy for Disaster Resilience (Attorney-General’s Department 2011) has a central principle of shared responsibility that has influenced the policies and practices of Australia’s emergency management sector. However, the notion of ‘shared responsibility’ remains controversial. As part of a research project examining aspects of shared responsibility, seven international authorities in natural hazard mitigation policy were interviewed about their understandings of hazard threats, shared responsibility and community resilience in their own countries. The aims of this study were to analyse these international views to clarify what constitutes shared responsibility as a pol..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The research was supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (ARC LP140100306) involving University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, Country Fire Authority, Emergency Management Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Tasmania Fire Service. The authors thank the international informants for their time and comments by participating in the interviews. Thanks to Amanda LoCascio, Research Assistant, for establishing the international network and conducting the interviews.