Title: Mapping the new elements of local government disaster management capability: a systematic analysis of research trends 2003-2018

Authors: Karina Budiman; Bevaola Kusumasari

Addresses: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Public Policy and Management, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, Jalan Socio Yustisia 1 Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia ' Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Public Policy and Management, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, Jalan Socio Yustisia 1 Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Abstract: Natural disasters have tested the ability of local authorities to handle them effectively, while at the same time recognising local governments as the first local responders. Nevertheless, the disaster literature studies on local governments are limited, concentrating on their capacity to respond to disasters as a public organisation. Therefore, this research emphasises the capacity of local governments' disaster management, centred on the disaster phases, with the goal of contributing to strategic management and to understanding to what degree their local capability was understood in disaster studies. Essentially, this study would apply the mapping review method, in which the findings would generate new elements as a basis of recommendations regarding local governments' capability, particularly in disaster management. The findings of this analysis are meant to offer guidance to public administrators in the hope of getting a deeper understanding of their potential and of improving their response to natural disasters.

Keywords: disaster management; local government; capabilities; systematic mapping; natural disasters; public sector; organisational capability; scopus; disaster stages; institutions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2021.118772

International Journal of Emergency Management, 2021 Vol.17 No.1, pp.65 - 89

Received: 28 Apr 2020
Accepted: 17 Feb 2021

Published online: 28 Oct 2021 *

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