Julie-Maude Nor­mandin receives an inter­na­tion­al prize for her doc­tor­al thesis

Nov 26, 2020

This week, the Chair in Cri­sis Man­age­ment Research at the Uni­ver­sité Tech­nologique de Troyes (UTT) and the École Nationale Supérieure des Officiers de Sapeurs-Pom­piers (France) award­ed its Inter­na­tion­al Prize to Julie-Maude Nor­mandin for her the­sis,​“La sécu­rité civile en trans­for­ma­tion : Analyse com­par­a­tive de la con­cep­tion et de la mise en œuvre de la résilience face aux désas­tres.” (Civ­il secu­ri­ty in trans­for­ma­tion: A com­par­a­tive analy­sis of the con­cep­tion and imple­men­ta­tion of dis­as­ter resilience).

The the­sis aims to under­stand how the new con­cept of​“resilience,” now very pop­u­lar in the civ­il secu­ri­ty domain, has trans­for­med pub­lic poli­cies for dis­as­ter man­age­ment. Through an analy­sis of four case stud­ies, Nor­mandin finds that civ­il secu­ri­ty actors first used resilience as a strate­gic con­cept to con­sol­i­date and improve their prac­tices. Sub­se­quent­ly, the con­cept was employed to broad­en their capac­i­ties for action to new areas. The the­sis iden­ti­fies five mod­els of resilience that vary accord­ing to the objec­tives pur­sued by the actors, pre-exist­ing pro­fes­sion­al cul­tures, and the pub­lic pol­i­cy instru­ments devel­oped. This work demon­strates that under­stand­ing the inter­de­pen­den­cies between mod­els of resilience is impor­tant to ensur­ing the resilience of com­mu­ni­ties and cit­i­zens fol­low­ing crises.

The UTT Chair in Cri­sis Man­age­ment’s Inter­na­tion­al Prize aims to pro­mote schol­ar­ship on cri­sis antic­i­pa­tion and man­age­ment. Prize win­ning work is pub­lished in the jour­nal Per­spec­tives: Les cahiers sci­en­tifiques de l’ENSOSP.

Sup­port for the Cri­sis Man­age­ment Chair is pro­vid­ed by cor­po­rate spon­sors, includ­ing Air­bus Defense & Space, Bull Atos Tech­nolo­gies, CS Group, Dev­ery­ware and EDF. For more infor­ma­tion: Click here

Julie-Maude Nor­mandin defend­ed her the­sis at ENAP in August 2019 under the co-direc­­tion of pro­fes­sors Marie-Chris­­tine Ther­rien and Jean-François Savard. She is cur­rent­ly an asso­ciate researcher at the Cité-ID Liv­ing Lab in Urban Resilience 

To read Julie-Maude Normandin’s the­sis (Abstract in Eng)