1st Edition

International and Local Actors in Disaster Response Responding to the Beirut Explosion

By Tania N. Haddad Copyright 2022
    134 Pages
    by Routledge

    134 Pages
    by Routledge

    International and Local Actors in Disaster Response uses the Beirut explosion in August 2020 to explore disaster prevention and response in developing states.

    Disasters, whether man-made or natural, have always tested governments and their bureaucracies. Despite numerous research efforts, existing empirical literature does not provide conclusive evidence on how multiple aspects of social infrastructure can simultaneously affect disaster preparedness and recovery, and what role the international community can have. This book analyzes the role of international and local organizations in responding to the disaster in Beirut and assesses the interorganizational collaboration between the public and private sectors following the explosion. The author develops a conceptual framework of government/non-profit relations in post-disaster management and examines the long-term disaster response and intervention of both international and local communities in a developing world context.

    This book will be of interest to students, scholars, and researchers of disaster management and response, public administration, international relations, and the non-profit sector.


    1. International Relations, Diplomacy, and International Players in Disaster Response

    2. Local Players in Disaster Response

    3. Setting the Scene of Disaster Management in Lebanon: Public Administration, Corruption, and the Role of Local and International Organizations in Lebanon

    4. The Role of International Players in the Response and Recovery from the Beirut Port Explosion

    5. The Role of Local Actors in Disaster Response: August 4th Beirut Port Explosion



    Tania N. Haddad is Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.