Disaster management: from a one-sided approach to an inclusive system

  • Kyoo-Man HaEmail author


Disaster management principles include incident command system, comprehensive emergency management, integration of operations, and redundancy. The article aims to study how these principles have been used by many nations for the ultimate goal of disaster management. The methodology employed is qualitative content analysis. A one-sided approach to disasters means that application or execution of certain principles is not effectively done, whereas all-inclusive system includes successful application and execution of all principles. The key tenet of the article is that a one-sided approach should be changed into an inclusive paradigm. This means involving all principles and stakeholders and evaluating the factors of risks, politics, resources, and time in disaster management. In this regard, developing nations can learn from their experiences and also from developed nations, and in the process, they can achieve this transformation.


Disaster management principles Politics Resources management The United States Developing nations 


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The author declares that he has no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public Policy and ManagementPusan National UniversityBusanKorea

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