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The politics of disaster governance after Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh

This study sheds new light on the legacy of cyclone Sidr. Sidr ravaged the southern coast of Bangladesh on 15 November 2007, leaving thousands dead and affecting millions. Given lower death tolls than previous cyclones, the response to Sidr has gained international recognition and become an oft-cited case of successful disaster preparedness.

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About

Using qualitative methods to examine the operation of four selected categories of interventions, this study (Ph.D. monograph) revisits the standard framing of the response to Cyclone Sidr. Key findings include that post-cyclone opportunities for risk reduction time and again were hijacked, or lost.

Results

Article 

Aase, M. (2020), Listing for change? Exploring the politics of relief lists in Bangladesh after Cyclone Sidr. Disasters, 44: 666-686. https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12395

(Book chapter on disasters and democracy, forthcoming, 2021)

 

Dissemination

'Cyclone summer', FokusIndia, 2016 

Rights and disasters ('Katastrofehjelpen som ikke kan deles ut'), FokusIndia, 2017.

Pandemic preparedness and response in Bangladesh: Pandemipodden (2020)

 

Project updates 

ResearchGate

Financing

The Norwegian Research Council.

Cooperation

Human Rights and Extreme Poverty Project (completed)
Ethics, Rights and Poverty: Global Theory and National Practice (completed)

Tags: Disaster, Development, Bangladesh, Cyclone
Published Aug. 7, 2019 9:16 AM - Last modified Apr. 12, 2021 12:07 PM