Building resilient communities through disaster diplomacy: comparing Indonesia and Myanmar

The core premise of this research relies on the idea that political system influences the extent state and society achieves resilient community. The fundamental question is: how do political systems influence disaster diplomacy in Indonesia and Myanmar?

The objective of this research is to assess disaster diplomacy in Indonesia and Myanmar as a mode to achieve resilience communities. Political systems, either democratic or authoritarian, offer different characteristics on disaster diplomacy. The characteristics such as people participation, humanitarian access, and policy access could contribute positively and negatively to society. Analyses on the local level of disaster risk reduction will validate the outcome of diplomatic process on resilience communities.

Supervisors: Dorothea Hilhorst, Bram Jansen


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