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Popular explanations of threats and disasters are important to the cultures in question

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Recovery, All disaster phases

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

For natural hazards linked to geographical location, risk perception tends to decrease as distance from the risk source increases

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Individual/collective memory, Local knowledge, Socio-economic status, Ethnicity

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Comparison of risk perception levels and its correlates among communities affected by natural disasters

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge, Individual/collective memory

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Perception of risk is different across countries

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge, Customs/traditions/rituals

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

The relationship between viewing natural objects as sacred and perceptions of environmental risk linked to them

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Attitudes toward environmental issues, Worldviews

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

In some places, religious explanations for natural disasters are taken into account (Egypt), while in others scientific explanations are predominant (UK)

30.09.2018


Cultural parallel practices: religious practice and more 'rationally-grounded' protective behaviours

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Ethnicity, Worldviews, Norms/values

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens, Active citizens

Fatalistic explanation of natural hazards are predominant may be a major obstacle to risk prevention in some Muslim countries

30.09.2018


Trust in authorities and experts as a shortcut for making judgements by relying on experts' opinions

30.09.2018


Trust in authorities becomes particularly important when it comes to risk preparedness

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Attitudes toward authorities

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens, Active citizens

Social involvement makes local communities more proactive in developing risk management strategies

30.09.2018


Community participation, collective efficacy and empowerment are positively linked to earthquake preparedness

30.09.2018


Social capital is an asset in making communities more resilient

30.09.2018


In post-communist member states, the risk of flooding tends to be perceived only during extreme events

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Worldviews, Power relations, Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness

Types of Actors Concerned: Government, Non-active citizens

Central-Eastern European countries place more attention on financial risk reduction measures and disaster mitigation than on prevention measure

30.09.2018


People from post-communist countries rely on regional and national authorities for both risk communication and prevention measures

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Attitudes toward authorities

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens, Government, Local authorities

Lower levels of education and income for vulnerable groups affect perceptions of personal control over public issues

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Social exclusion, Socio-economic status, Gender roles, Ethnicity, Worldviews

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

People with foreign backgrounds express a higher level of risk than native people

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Ethnicity, Gender roles, Social exclusion

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Ethnicity as an indicator of inequality in the United States, which can be observed in the risk perception measures

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Ethnicity, Open-mindedness, Attitudes toward environmental issues

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Social vulnerability influences risk perception at the community level

30.09.2018


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