Influential and powerful social actors influence levels of perceived risk in situations of real danger
The increased level of perceived risk is a consequence of the fact that influential and powerful social actors claim “with considerable force” that there is an increase in real dangers (Lash, 2000, p. 48).
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Cultural Factors: Communication
Disaster Phases: Prevention
Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens, Active citizens, Media, Local authorities, Government, National civil protection body, National research bodies, Red Cross, NGOs, Military, Law enforcement agencies, Healthcare and emergency services, European Civil Protection Mechanism, UN and other international organisations, Entrepreneurs, All types of actors