Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Basheva O.A., Nevskii A.V. Current State of Research on the Issue of Volunteer Participation in Emergencies. AD ALTAJournal of Interdisciplinary Research, 2019, Vol. 9, Issue 2, pp. 41-43.



Basheva O.A., Nevskii A.V. Current State of Research on the Issue of Volunteer Participation in Emergencies. AD ALTAJournal of Interdisciplinary Research, 2019, Vol. 9, Issue 2, pp. 41-43.
ISSN 1804-7890

Posted on site: 29.01.20

URL: http://www.magnanimitas.cz/ADALTA/090208/papers/A_15.pdf ( 20.01.2020)


Abstract

This paper represents the results of current state of research on the issue of volunteer participation in emergencies. Its highlighted that this phenomenon is complex and demands a cross-disciplinary approach. As well the studied scientific problem requires a combination of studies from different fields such as volunteering, civil society and its interaction with government, sociology of emergencies and disaster. Based on the review we concluded that in Russia the qualitative and quantitative structure of the volunteer community mobilizing in emergency situations, its mobilization mechanisms and the role of information technologies in it are still badly researched, as well as the assessment of emergency situations by volunteers as a mobilization factor, the motivational structure of the mechanisms of civil-state collaboration. There is not enough research focused on civil-state collaboration during the response to emergency situations, which also addresses to current knowledge gap-filling.

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