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Haiti and the Horn : crisis according to whom? : a qualitative scrutiny of the Congressional Research Service's crisis assessments

Hirsi, Hassan LU (2013) MRSK30 20112
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
This paper is a qualitative scrutiny of two crisis evaluations conducted by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The purpose is to investigate rhetoric used to analyse and assess the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa from a crisis management and disaster preparedness perspective. A modified grounded theory method is utilised. The qualitative method rests upon Quarantelli’s and ‘t Hart’s theories regarding differentiation of core principles and crisis-related political symbolism.
The Horn of Africa and Haiti experienced humanitarian episodes of immense scope. Efforts to alleviate suffering, build resilience for future disasters, and ultimately save lives during crises are divided into two key tools:... (More)
This paper is a qualitative scrutiny of two crisis evaluations conducted by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The purpose is to investigate rhetoric used to analyse and assess the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa from a crisis management and disaster preparedness perspective. A modified grounded theory method is utilised. The qualitative method rests upon Quarantelli’s and ‘t Hart’s theories regarding differentiation of core principles and crisis-related political symbolism.
The Horn of Africa and Haiti experienced humanitarian episodes of immense scope. Efforts to alleviate suffering, build resilience for future disasters, and ultimately save lives during crises are divided into two key tools: crisis management and disaster preparedness. CRS, the research extension of the US Congress, has failed to conduct constructive and accurate crisis assessments due to inconsistent rhetoric and sporadic failure to recognise crisis management and disaster preparedness as unique but indivisible tools. Independent crisis management/disaster preparedness literature authenticates and accentuates appropriate and/or lacking crisis rhetoric. The consequent development of a potential political landscape within the realm of crisis management concludes the paper. (Less)
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Hirsi, Hassan LU
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MRSK30 20112
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Disaster Preparedness, Congressional Research Service, Crisis Management, mänskliga rättigheter, Horn of Africa, Haiti, Crisis Rhetoric
language
English
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3359418
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2013-02-26 11:17:07
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  abstract     = {This paper is a qualitative scrutiny of two crisis evaluations conducted by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The purpose is to investigate rhetoric used to analyse and assess the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa from a crisis management and disaster preparedness perspective. A modified grounded theory method is utilised. The qualitative method rests upon Quarantelli’s and ‘t Hart’s theories regarding differentiation of core principles and crisis-related political symbolism.
The Horn of Africa and Haiti experienced humanitarian episodes of immense scope. Efforts to alleviate suffering, build resilience for future disasters, and ultimately save lives during crises are divided into two key tools: crisis management and disaster preparedness. CRS, the research extension of the US Congress, has failed to conduct constructive and accurate crisis assessments due to inconsistent rhetoric and sporadic failure to recognise crisis management and disaster preparedness as unique but indivisible tools. Independent crisis management/disaster preparedness literature authenticates and accentuates appropriate and/or lacking crisis rhetoric. The consequent development of a potential political landscape within the realm of crisis management concludes the paper.},
  author       = {Hirsi, Hassan},
  keyword      = {Disaster Preparedness,Congressional Research Service,Crisis Management,mänskliga rättigheter,Horn of Africa,Haiti,Crisis Rhetoric},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Haiti and the Horn : crisis according to whom? : a qualitative scrutiny of the Congressional Research Service's crisis assessments},
  year         = {2013},
}