Tuhkanen undertook a scoping review that examines the intersection of power and participation in post-disaster recovery. Using a qualitative analytical approach, she presented an overview of the existing power imbalances, participatory activities and their associated outcomes.
How can participatory processes influence power dynamics? Tuhkanen’s study identified five roles that participatory processes can play:
In general, Tuhkanen found in the scoping review that the scientific literature does not make use of power as an explicit analytical lens and that the social processes related to participation are insufficiently documented. Correcting these gaps can generate a better understanding of the possibilities for collaborative disaster risk governance in recovery.
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