Ali Utku ŞAHİN
The growth of occurrence and effects of the disasters with respect to the growing urbanization, makes essential that disaster management, which is a continuously growing and developing field, should be evaluated as one of the main study areas of public administration. As a multidisciplinary study field, disaster management produces a distinctive management model by benefiting from the methods and practices of the natural and social sciences both and combines all activities that should be done before, during and after disasters. This multidisciplinary structure of disaster management necessitates that many theorists and practitioners from other disciplines should study and work together in theory and practice. This necessity increases the importance of administrative practices in disaster management and makes the field specific education of the disaster managers significant. This study aims to comparatively analyze the Turkish practices with the world examples which are admitted successful in the field of disaster management in theory and practice. In this context, undergraduate and graduate education in the field of disaster management are going to be researched in selected countries and comparatively evaluated with the academic education in disaster management in Turkey and contribution of the education to the disaster management practices will be argued with respect to the findings.
Keywords: Disaster Management, Public Administration, Disaster Management Education, Public Administration Education