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Journal: International Journal of Management (IJM) (Vol.12, No. 5)

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Page : 221-233

Keywords : Trust and solidarity; social network; risk and crisis management; social capital; empirical evidence; natural disasters; social networks; community;

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The purpose of this review paper meant to highlight what difference social capital can make in pre and post disaster situation and how it could be best useful in disaster risk reduction. Social capital with the collective action and cooperation played contributory role in saving lives of the most vulnerable families in pre and post disasters situation. Literature of the studies put out the fact that bonding and bridging social capital extended lifesaving support in abundance to the most vulnerable people not only in search, evacuation and early warning but toiled hard in facilitating relief, response and long term recovery program for and with the disaster affected community members. On the other hand linking social capital is useful only for those who created network among the people in power and position and availed resources and help in return. The results drawn from the studies is immensely helpful for the readers and policy makers to inspire and motivate to better use of social capital in managing risk and crisis situation in future.

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