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Hollis, S. (2023). Disasters in the Anthropocene: a storm in a teacup?. Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, 47(2), 298-319
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disasters in the Anthropocene: a storm in a teacup?
2023 (English)In: Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, ISSN 0361-3666, E-ISSN 1467-7717, Vol. 47, no 2, p. 298-319Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Dramatic alterations to the natural environment due to human activity have produced a permanent rupture in the Earth system; the relative stable epoch of the Holocene has given way to a volatile Anthropocene. Acceptance of these claims means that we now live in this altered physical reality, inviting us to rethink how we conceptualise disasters. Yet, disaster scholars have been hesitant to apply the Anthropocene label and to acknowledge the profound changes that it can bring to the study of disasters. This paper queries whether this label is a necessary adage or unnecessary baggage for disaster studies by examining the possibilities and the challenges associated with engaging with the Anthropocene. An analysis of the concepts, causes, and consequences of disasters reveals how the Anthropocene provides, as the very least, a theoretical heuristic for challenging linear temporal assumptions, the epistemological status of uncertainty, and the location of agency in disaster studies.

Keywords
Anthropocene, disaster studies, epistemology
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-12015 (URN)10.1111/disa.12546 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-12-13 Created: 2023-12-13 Last updated: 2023-12-14Bibliographically approved
Hollis, S. (2021). Resilience in the Pacific and the Caribbean: The Local Construction of Disaster RiskReduction. Oxon; New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resilience in the Pacific and the Caribbean: The Local Construction of Disaster RiskReduction
2021 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book critically examines the global diffusion and local reception of resiliencethrough the implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programmes inPacific and Caribbean island states.Global efforts to strengthen local disaster resilience capacities have become astaple of international development activity in recent decades, yet the successfulimplementation of DRR projects designed to strengthen local resilience remainselusive. While there are pockets of success, a gap remains between global expectationsand local realities. Through a critical realist study of global and localworldviews of resilience in the Pacific and Caribbean islands, this book arguesthat the global advocacy of DRR remains inadequate because of a failure to prioritisea person-orientated ethics in its conceptualisation of disaster resilience.This regional comparison provides a valuable lens to understand the underlyingsocial structures that makes resilience possible and the extent to which local governments,communities and persons interpret and modify their behaviour on riskwhen faced with the global message on resilience.This book will be of much interest to students of resilience, risk management,development studies and area studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2021. p. 206
Series
Routledge Studies in Resilience
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9408 (URN)978-0-367-07628-3 (ISBN)978-0-429-02169-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-09-08 Created: 2020-09-08 Last updated: 2021-01-12Bibliographically approved
Ekengren, M. & Hollis, S. (2020). Explaining the European Union's security role in practice. Journal of Common Market Studies, 58(3), 616-635
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Explaining the European Union's security role in practice
2020 (English)In: Journal of Common Market Studies, ISSN 0021-9886, E-ISSN 1468-5965, Vol. 58, no 3, p. 616-635Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

European states may no longer expect inter‐state violence, but they do expect complex threats emanating from storms, epidemics, terror attacks and earthquakes. The EU has answered these threats through the rapid and far‐reaching institutionalization of European security cooperation. However, member states hesitate to use their common capacities. While both intergovernmental and constructivist approaches treat this pattern as evidence of weak integration and as unimportant to the European security community, we examine this cooperation through the lens of practice theory and reveal how the growth of EU capacities is fully compatible with a critical and cautious approach to activating these resources in the everyday work of national officials. Using unique empirical data retrieved through participant observation in the first multisectoral crisis management exercise held by the EU, the findings of this analysis sketch the contours of a new type of security community.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2020
Keywords
the EU, crisis management, security, practice approach, participant observation, EU, krishantering, säkerhet, praktikteori, deltagande observation
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8889 (URN)10.1111/jcms.12946 (DOI)000483975400001 ()
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2021-09-23Bibliographically approved
Hollis, S. & Olsson, E.-K. (2020). Transregional Crisis Management in Africa. In: Fredrik Bynander, Daniel Nohrstedt (Ed.), Collaborative Crisis Management: Inter-Organizational Approaches to Extreme Events (pp. 92-103). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transregional Crisis Management in Africa
2020 (English)In: Collaborative Crisis Management: Inter-Organizational Approaches to Extreme Events / [ed] Fredrik Bynander, Daniel Nohrstedt, Routledge, 2020, p. 92-103Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2020
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9896 (URN)978-0-367-14852-2 (ISBN)978-0-367-14856-0 (ISBN)978-0-429-24430-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-04-28 Created: 2021-04-28 Last updated: 2021-04-28Bibliographically approved
Hollis, S. (2018). Bridging International Relations with Disaster Studies: The case of disaster-conflict scholarship. Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, 42(1), 19-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bridging International Relations with Disaster Studies: The case of disaster-conflict scholarship
2018 (English)In: Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, ISSN 0361-3666, E-ISSN 1467-7717, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 19-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

International relations and disaster studies have much to gain by thinking critically about their respective theoretical and epistemological assumptions. Yet, few studies to date have sought to assess the potential value of linking these two disciplines. This paper begins to address this short-fall by examining the relationship between disasters and conflict as a research sphere that intersects international relations and disaster studies. Through an analysis of whether or not disasters contribute to intranational and international conflict, this paper not only provides a review of the state of the art, but also serves to invite scholars to reflect on related concepts from other fields to strengthen their own approaches to the study of disasters in an international setting. An evaluation of the conceptual and theoretical contributions of each subject area provides useful heuristics for the development of disaster–conflict scholarship and encourages alternative modes of knowledge production through interdisciplinarity.

Keywords
conflict, disaster, interdisciplinarity, international relations, natural hazard, perspectivism, violence
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6440 (URN)10.1111/disa.12231 (DOI)28452162 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-01-03 Created: 2017-01-03 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
Hollis, S. (2018). Global and local re-presentations of resilience in the Caribbean: the role of art in the construction of the self. Resilience - International Policies, Practices and Discourses, 6(1), 35-53
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Global and local re-presentations of resilience in the Caribbean: the role of art in the construction of the self
2018 (English)In: Resilience - International Policies, Practices and Discourses, ISSN 2169-3293, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 35-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The global diffusion and reification of resilience – as the innate acceptance of vulnerability and suffering – has become an increasingly common feature in global development and humanitarian discourses. The advocacy of Disaster Risk Reduction represents a central technique of this global ontology of resilience that aims to influence the individual, the society and the state. This article explores how this global worldview of resilience is received by local rationalities of resilience in the Caribbean. This is achieved by examining Caribbean art as a re-presentational form of identity that shapes distinct ontological understandings of insecurity and vulnerability, which subsequently affects the possibilities of subjectivisation which lead towards local creative resistance or a global consent of suffering.

Keywords
Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Caribbean, culture, aesthetics, art
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6437 (URN)10.1080/21693293.2016.1198514 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-01-03 Created: 2017-01-03 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
Hollis, S. (2017). Localized Development Gaps in Global Governance: The Case of Disaster Risk Reduction in Oceania. Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, 23(1), 121-139
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Localized Development Gaps in Global Governance: The Case of Disaster Risk Reduction in Oceania
2017 (English)In: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, ISSN 1075-2846, E-ISSN 1942-6720, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 121-139Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Global framework agreements on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) aim to reduce the vulnerability of states from the effects of natural hazards and guide international development strategies. The effects of these agreements have surely saved lives and buffered shocks to economic systems. Yet, there remains a gap between global aims and envisioned outcomes in local communities. This paper argues that cultural determinants of risk, which shape the reception and translation of ideas on DRR, must be taken seriously if international organizations wish to enhance their efficacy and reduce vulnerability. Elucidating the importance indigenous practices of resilience, time and governance have for the global diffusion of DRR can help to reduce this gap and encourage more effective development policy in the future.

National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6438 (URN)000394734300010 ()
Available from: 2017-01-03 Created: 2017-01-03 Last updated: 2020-01-22Bibliographically approved
Hollis, S. (2015). Preventing Disasters in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for Translating Global Visions into Local Practices (1ed.). In: Bossong, Raphael & Hegemann, Hendrik (Ed.), European Civil Security Governance: Diversity and Cooperation in Crisis and Disaster Management (pp. 117-137). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preventing Disasters in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for Translating Global Visions into Local Practices
2015 (English)In: European Civil Security Governance: Diversity and Cooperation in Crisis and Disaster Management / [ed] Bossong, Raphael & Hegemann, Hendrik, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 1, p. 117-137Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 Edition: 1
Series
New Security Challenges
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7176 (URN)9781137481108 (ISBN)9781137481115 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
Hollis, S. (2015). The Role of Regional Organizations in Disaster Risk Management: A Strategy for Global Resilience. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Role of Regional Organizations in Disaster Risk Management: A Strategy for Global Resilience
2015 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. p. 242
Keywords
disaster management, risk management, international cooperation, disaster relief
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6449 (URN)978-1-137-43929-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-01-05 Created: 2017-01-05 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
Hollis, S. (2014). Competing and Complimentary Discourses in Global Disaster Risk Management. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, 5(3), 342-363
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Competing and Complimentary Discourses in Global Disaster Risk Management
2014 (English)In: Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, ISSN 1944-4079, E-ISSN 1944-4079, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 342-363Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the underlying structures that contribute to the boundaries of appropriate behavior in global Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Understood as a policy field committed to mitigating the effects of natural hazards and assisting states in responding to disasters, international dimensions of DRM have received increased attention by academics and practitioners. Yet, little reflection has been made on the ideational structures that define this field. Based on a discourse analysis on key texts, this study argues that three dominant categories—a humanitarian ethics of care, scientific rationality and sovereignty—demarcate the boundaries of cooperation on DRM. Understanding the relationship between these categories is considered vital for reflecting on the current and future trajectory of this important policy field.

National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7173 (URN)10.1002/rhc3.12063 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
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