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Technocracy, disaster risk reduction and development: A critique of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030

Source(s):  Revista Derecho Del Estado

This article is a criticism of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). The author deconstructs the SFDRR’S technocratic approach to disaster risk reduction, due to natural hazards, given the fact that it invites, paradoxically, to the adoption of policies that increase people´s vulnerability, according to his view.

The undesired outcome of the technocratic understanding of disaster risk is because this approach is not able to trace the grounds of this phenomenon which are the human decisions represented in the social, economic and political structures of society which cause poverty, vulnerability to disaster risk, argues the author.

In deconstructing the SFDRR’S rationalist understanding of disaster risk, the author stipulates that this approach is grounded on two paradigms: 1) the idea of discharging on science and technology the responsibility to solve man-made problems such as vulnerability to disaster risk, and 2) the modernization theory of development.



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  • Technocracy, disaster risk reduction and development: A critique of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030
  • Publication date 2020
  • Author(s) Piñeros, Julián David Osorio
  • Number of pages pp. 319-342
  • ISBN/ISSN 10.18601/01229893.n47.10 (DOI)

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