International Models of Emergency Management Involving Civil Society

The National Preparedness Commission commissioned an 18 month research programme entitled ‘Towards a Resilient Democracy’, funded by the JRSST Charitable Trust. The fourth in a series of reports by Dr Judy Scully and Professor Duncan Shaw (Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, and UK National Consortium for Societal Resilience [UK+]) has now been published, called “International Models of Emergency Management Involving Civil Society“.

This report provides four international examples of how civil society has been engaged in societal resilience. It presents case studies from Chile, USA, Canada, and New Zealand to provide examples of the different models of official and unofficial engagement with response mechanisms.