Disaster Regime Character: A Study of Disaster Risk Reduction at Merapi Volcano Eruption in Sleman Disrtrict



This research analyses how the existence of the character occurred in one of disaster management
phases which is an emergency response. In addition, it aims to discuss and see the relationship
between authority institutions in the disaster management which are Kesbanglinmas & PB Kab.
Sleman, Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Centre (MDMC), and Merapi Circle Information
Network (JALIN MERAPI). This research uses qualitative method. The data about the policy and
survivor handling are got through interviews with representatives from Pakem, Turi, and
Cangkringan. They are head of sub districts, head of villages, and head of country-sides. The findings
of this research show that the disaster regime character is fatalist-individualist and the authority
relation is substitution (acts as a substitute). Therefore, humanity-based point of view is important to
see the risk. It will empower the capacity of government institutions. The last, involving civil society
(CSO) is also significant to streamline the role of disaster management regime guide. Therefore, the
synergy between government and CSO will easily be achieved to implement Community-Based
Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM). CSO is the government’s partner to reduce disaster.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18196/jgp.2012.0023

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