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Ideal notions of efficient aid are challenged continuously by realities on the ground in the wake of major disasters, such as dire needs, limited resources, and opportunism. This paper demonstrates how ‘relief lists’ can be productive entry points for a systematic inquiry into the pervasive politics of disaster assistance. Through an analysis of qu...
During the past decades, reduced disaster mortality, efficient evacuations in the face of storms and climate change advocacy earned Bangladesh a reputation as a global leader within disaster risk reduction (DRR). From a present where authoritarianism jeopardizes past DRR achievements, this chapter discusses the much-overlooked issue of disaster ris...
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This paper revisits the construction of expert texts using the death toll associated with Cyclone Sidr (15 November 2007) to indicate success in disaster death reduction.