December, 2011

Polycentricity in Disaster Relief

  • Christopher Coyne

    Associate Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Jayme Lemke

    Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
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A key aspect of The Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery is the comparison of disaster relief providers at different levels—federal government, local governments, private individuals, and private organizations. This multi-level analysis provides the opportunity for a discussion of polycentricity in disaster relief. Polycentric orders are those in which decision-making power is dispersed across multiple organizations, each of which is able to exercise autonomy within a shared rule of law. This paper explores some of the implications of polycentricity in disaster relief.

Read the full article at Studies in Emergent Order.

Citation: Chicago Style.

Coyne, Christopher and Jayme Lemke. "Polycentricity in Disaster Relief," Studies in Emergent Order, 4 (2011): 40-57.