Challenges to Decentralization of Disaster Management in Turkey: The Role of Political-Administrative Context

Helena Hermansson
2018 International Journal of Public Administration  
Global disaster policy frameworks promote decentralization as a prerequisite of good disaster governance. Using 44 interviews, this study contributes to the literature that focuses on disasters and decentralization by investigating three systemic mechanisms that seemingly challenge decentralization of disaster management in Turkey: introduction of oversight systems, resourceallocation failure, and central-local collaboration. The results indicate that these mechanisms are enabled by a
more » ... bled by a combination of political-administrative system characteristics and disaster-induced processes. To better understand how to secure the benefits of decentralization, we should engage with a wide range of disaster management actor perspectives, and integrate research on politicaladministrative systems and collaborative governance. CONTACT Helena Hermansson Department of Strategy, Security, and Leadership, Forsvarshogskolan, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, SE-115 93 Stockholm, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden. 1 The frameworks outline the necessary actions from a multitude of actors to reduce disaster-related loss.
doi:10.1080/01900692.2018.1466898 fatcat:ousucmw2xzehfgqfxb6qzwutoa