Cascading Disasters, Summer School Institutions and Organizations (CAINO): Towards resilient organizations, institutions and societies
University of Groningen
How can we build disaster-proof societies for the next generations? How do political institutions shape resilience to the cascading effects of disasters? What are the challenges that organizational networks face when coordinating during multiple disasters?
These are only a few of the questions haunting social scientists and disaster management scholars and practitioners in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite decades of research and recommendations on disaster management strategies, this ongoing disaster has not only reflected the vulnerabilities of societies to cascading disasters but it has highlighted the need to better conceptualise the role that political systems and inter-organizational emergency management networks play in shaping resilience to such disasters.
CAINO intends to shed new light on such questions by providing advanced knowledge on the political dimensions of cascading disasters and on the role of emergency management networks. Equipped with this knowledge, participants will be trained in an inter- and transdisciplinary learning environment combining theory, methods and practice into group projects.