Conflicts during Disaster Management: Comparative Study of Korea and the United States


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the conflicts among major stakeholders that arise in the process of natural disaster management and to suggest policy recommendations for improving disaster management system. This paper describes several important conflict cases during natural disaster management among major stakeholders such as governments, private sectors, and NGOs. Additionally, the similarities and differences of conflicts in Korea and in the United States will be investigated. Based on this comparison, we can identify common and important implications for successful disaster management practices for both countries and many other countries in the world.