Disaster Phases
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Mass media as an important tool in addressing risks to the public/society

30.09.2018


Lack of trust regarding the public's relation to the authorities and science experts

30.09.2018


Concepts of disasters and risk cultures are often linked to cultural geographies

30.09.2018


Societies and cultures are culturally, politically and environmentally distinctive

30.09.2018


A community's local knowledge has value in dealing with disasters

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge, Norms/values

Hazards: Natural hazards

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

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Capacities of local communities and their culture is important in defining their level of preparedness, response and recovery from a disaster

30.09.2018


In some cases, local knowledge is essential in providing reliable information about the area of intervention

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Experts should consider local knowledge a legitimate type of learning, and incorporate it into strategies and policies

30.09.2018


Alternative knowledge strategies and local risk cultures are important in policy and decision-making processes, both for experts and non-experts

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Norms/values, Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

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

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

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

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

30.09.2018


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


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