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Volume 4 Issue 4 (December 1996), Pages 185-248

Social Aftermath and Organizational Response to a Major Disaster: The Case of the 1995 Sakhalin Earthquake in Russia (pages 218-227)

This paper explores the social consequences, and the main characteristics, of organizational response to one of the worst earthquake disasters in world history that struck Sakhalin Island, in the Far East of Russia, in Spring 1995, completely destroying one of its communities. The paper explores and uses the generic response model as an analytical framework. This model is applied to a concrete case study and the specific social environment of Russia.

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