People from post-communist countries rely on regional and national authorities for both risk communication and prevention measures
Finally, people from post-communist countries were found to rely on the regional and national authorities concerning both risk communication and prevention measures to a great extent. Raška (2015) explains this finding with the strong position of central government during the communist regimes and the slow development of civil society in the years after.
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Cultural Factors: Attitudes toward authorities
Hazards: Natural hazards
- Develop guidelines for disaster practitioners that take into consideration the different needs of and approaches to different ethnical groups
- Inform citizens about the risk they may face and about possible actions and measures, they can take to reduce vulnerability and better prepare themselves
- Use cultural factors to improve the effectiveness of disaster communication