After the Bali bombing: the long road to recovery

Gurtner, Yetta (2004) After the Bali bombing: the long road to recovery. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 19 (4). pp. 56-66.

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Few would dispute that the terrorist bombings of October 2002 precipitated a crisis for Kuta and Bali. Beyond the direct impacts, the tourism sector was devastated and the community that had become reliant on this revenue experienced significant socio-economic effects. Through a description of emergency response efforts and the local atmosphere both three and 18 months after the event, it is possible to understand some of the emergent issues and recovery strategies developed. While academics and practitioners generally recommend the use of an integrated crisis management plan, the Bali experience demonstrates some of the accomplishments and obstacles in achieving such sustainable and holistic participation. Beyond the tragedy, effective community recovery provides the opportunity to develop greater defence mechanisms and resilience.

Item ID: 5910
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1324-1540
Keywords: Bali bombing; integrated crisis management; tourism crisis
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Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2010 06:27
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified @ 70%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 70%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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